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Crutchlow: “Obviously I’m very disappointed again”

  Crutchlow: “Obviously I’m very disappointed again”

For the fourth race of 2016, Cal Crutchlow failed to score as he was of nine riders to crash during the French GP, unable to remount.

The Monster Energy Grand Prix de France was characterised by a high number of falls in the MotoGP™ World Championship race, only 13 riders finishing the 28-lap affair. Cal Crutchlow had opted for the hard front tyre, the same as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). Unfortunately both Marquez and Crutchlow would suffer similar fates, each falling from the race after losing the front. Crutchlow has only scored once in 2016 when he was 11th in Jerez, the year off to the worst possible start for the Brit. The crashes have come as a result of having to override the RC213V; the Honda proving a difficult beast for even the likes of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) to tame. As with all the falls before, Crutchlow and LCR Honda have picked themselves up and are off to Mugello to try it all again. At this stage in 2015 Crutchlow had 47 points, this year he has just five.

Cal Crutchlow: “Obviously I’m very disappointed again today, no points is tough for myself and the team. I think everyone could see today though that just finishing the race was a hard job. We chose the harder front tyre, and thought this was the best choice with the temperature of the track. I still stick to my decision to go with the tyre though, it’s just difficult to follow the lines of other riders on the other manufacturers’ bikes. We have to look at the positives and I felt that we worked well this weekend. We have to continue to work and we know Honda are working hard for us too. We’ll continue to give them the best information and we will try to work together to fix the problems we have.”

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MotoGP, 2016, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, RAC, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda, Reaction

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