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Crutchlow: “Battling with all the other riders was good fun”

Crutchlow: “Battling with all the other riders was good fun”

Cal Crutchlow crossed the line in sixth at the Motul TT Assen after an epic race long battle with a number of other riders.

The British rider made a solid start in the sunny conditions, but as the leaders pulled away from the pack, Crutchlow was stuck in a dogfight with at least five others, which saw the group chopping and changing positions in virtually every corner, on every single lap. 

Ultimately Crutchlow came home sixth to collect points for the first time in four races, adding 10 to his account for the season, and filling him with confidence before the championship heads to one of his most successful circuits, the Sachsenring in Germany, in two weeks time.

Cal Crutchlow: “I had three non-finishes after three crashes, a couple which were no fault of my own, so I had to finish the race, but 24 seconds off the lead is not where I want to be. I think we had the pace to be fourth today, but I couldn’t get away from the group because the bikes in a straight line were faster than mine. Andrea Dovizioso passed me down the straight six or seven times, and that messed up my rhythm preventing me from escaping. It was a nice battle though, because we have great respect for each other. Battling with all the other riders was good fun, but I honestly wanted to be further up than I was. That said, I needed to finish the race so sixth is not so bad.”

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

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