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Crutchlow: “I made a mistake in the race and crashed”

Crutchlow: “I made a mistake in the race and crashed”

Cal Crutchlow had a torrid weekend at the Czech GP culminating in him crashing out of the race from 10th position.

The CWM LCR Honda Team rider crashed out of the race on lap fifteen after failing to make it through to Q2 automatically for the first time this season on Saturday. After getting through the minefield that is Q1, Crutchlow managed to qualify at the front of the fourth row in tenth.

The British rider did not make the ideal start to the race, dropping three positions by the end of the first lap, but the Brit battled his way back up to his original starting position by lap four. However, at two-thirds distance his front tyre lost grip in turn eleven and he slid out of the race whilst in a lonely tenth.

Crutchlow is hoping for a much better showing in his home Grand Prix at Silverstone in two weeks' time.

Cal Crutchlow: “I'm very disappointed with today's race. First and foremost I want to say sorry to the team because I made a mistake in the race and crashed. We have not been feeling comfortable with our package all weekend and we've tried hard to improve it but even in the race I had a lot of difficulty trying to maintain the pace I needed to set. Tomorrow we have a test here, which will be important because the next round is my home Grand Prix at Silverstone and we need to make some improvements before we go there. All in all we feel disappointed right now but hopeful that things will be better next time.”

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