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Crutchlow heads into holidays disappointed

Crutchlow heads into holidays disappointed

Cal Crutchlow could not help but leave Laguna Seca dissatisfied on Sunday, having struggled for the majority of the weekend before ending the race in seventh place.

Retirements aside, seventh marked Crutchlow’s worst MotoGP™ finishing position since the German Grand Prix of 2012 in which he finished eighth. Championship wise, he now drops one position behind Valentino Rossi to fifth overall.

"That was a difficult end to a very difficult weekend and in all honesty I never got comfortable with the bike at any stage here," admitted the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider, who had qualified with his second bike following a crash with the first.

"It is my worst result of the season so far and I can’t be happy because I gave up some valuable points in the championship. Maybe last year in the same situation I would have pushed and not finished, so that is one positive we can take from what was a tough weekend and it certainly isn’t how I wanted to go into the summer break.

"Right from the start of the race I was on the limit and couldn’t go any faster. I got beaten fair and square and the three on the podium definitely deserved it. I tried my best and didn’t give up, but sometimes you have to accept you can’t do any better.

"It has been a pretty hectic month so now I am looking forward to getting some rest and I will be back even more motivated in Indianapolis."

The next race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will take place on the weekend of 17-18 August. Crutchlow finished his 2011 race in 11th position before retiring in 2012.

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