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Crutchlow: “I’m disappointed to be in seventh”

Crutchlow: “I’m disappointed to be in seventh”

CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow was less than 0.2s off a front row start at the Motul TT Assen.

Crutchlow will start Saturday’s Dutch TT from the third row of the grid, just missing out on the front row by less than two-tenths of a second. The forecast rain showers only appeared briefly during the morning free practice session, allowing the MotoGP riders to push to the limit during the final qualifying quarter-hour, and with the top 11 on the grid separated by less than half a second, expectations are for a tight race.

The British rider has put a lot of work in on old tyres during the weekend, and is confident this will pay off during the 26-lap event. He is hoping to bring an end to his run of bad luck, which has seen him fail to finish at the last three races.

Cal Crutchlow: “Obviously I’m disappointed to be in seventh and on the third row for the race, but the times are so close that it honestly could have been anybody on the front row or anyone on the fourth row. Overall, though, I’m happy enough because we’ve done a lot of laps on used tyres, and an especially good stint in Free Practice four with the used tyre. I was quite pleased with that, and hopefully that will pay off in tomorrow’s race. The aim is to get a good start and get past the two Espargaro brothers immediately, and then push on to be with the top five guys because I think our pace is there.”

MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, Q2, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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