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Crutchlow: "The front tyre failed me"

Crutchlow: 'The front tyre failed me'

Cal Crutchlow had a hugely disappointing race, crashing out of 5th place with just 3 laps to go and dislocating his ankle at the #ItalianGP.

The CWM LCR Honda rider defied a hand injury picked up from a nasty fall in this morning’s warm-up to produce a brave ride and looked poised for a good points finish. But having battled front end problems all race, the Brit finally succumbed three laps from the chequered flag and went over at the fast turn eight, sustaining a dislocated ankle for his troubles.

Crutchlow: “It’s very disappointing for the whole CWM LCR Honda team. We had what I thought was a good weekend up until the race. This morning I had a very heavy crash in the warm-up and had a big impact on my hand, so I thought it was a good showing to be racing in the position that I was.

“We had the 38 front tyre which meant steering the bike was not easy, but overall we were not so far off the factory guys and with the right setting I think we could have been higher.

“Unfortunately the front tyre failed me in the end and just tucked under at a very fast corner. My foot got caught in the back of the bike and dislocated my ankle so I’m in a lot of pain and we’ll have to monitor the situation but I’ve had good treatment.

“Obviously I’m really disappointed because it was a good race and a good showing and Honda are working very hard for us to improve so we need to come back stronger in Barcelona hopefully.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, RAC, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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