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Crutchlow: “I chose the wrong front tyre”

Crutchlow: “I chose the wrong front tyre”

A difficult day in Germany for Crutchlow, the Honda rider struggling with both front and rear tyres.

Throughout the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland a lack of rear grip was a major issue for all the riders, this problem seemingly worse come Sunday’s race. The Sachsenring race was dominated by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who had opted for the harder front tyre, a move some considered risky at the time. In hindsight Cal Crutchlow (CWM LCR Honda) wishes he had taken that risk as he feels if would have aided him significantly in the race.

The first half of 2015 has been fixed for Crutchlow, a podium in Argentina the high point. But there have been many difficult races for the Brit where he himself has felt he was unable to deliver on his full Sunday potential. For his work so far this season Crutchlow has 66 points to show, good enough for eighth in the championship. He can take some solace in the fact that factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) is just one point ahead in the championship.

Cal Crutchlow: “Today’s race result is not the best, but I am happy to finish and get some points before the summer break. We had some problems in the race; I chose the wrong front tyre as we should have gone with the same one as Dani (Pedrosa) and Marc (Marquez). I think it would have gained us quite a few seconds over the race in certain places.”

“I also had problems with the rear tyre which gave off vibrations throughout the race so obviously to finish was not a bad job, especially as I still has some pain in my elbow and arm from yesterday’s crash. We need to go into the summer break and improve for Indianapolis and from then on. I think the first half of the season has been only average and I believe we can do much better.”


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