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Crutchlow: “It was a terrible day position-wise”

Crutchlow: “It was a terrible day position-wise”

Cal Crutchlow takes the positives from a tricky opening day at Aragon that saw him finish down in 13th on the overall timesheets.

LCR Honda rider Crutchlow remains optimistic despite a rather frustrating opening day of the Grand Prix of Aragon race weekend. The MotoGP world championship is back in Spain for round 14 and Crutchlow is hoping to go well again at a circuit at which he finished on the podium last year.

The Briton made a solid start in the morning session as he went eighth fastest, but he slipped back in the afternoon and eventually ended down in 13th spot – a second and a half behind Jorge Lorenzo who set the pace on Friday. However, Crutchlow believes he and his team have made some valuable strides and is now hopeful of considerable improvement in Saturday’s qualifying.

Cal Crutchlow: “It was a terrible day position-wise, but we got some things done. We went into the race weekend with a plan and, to an extent, I think it worked, but we definitely need to look at the data tonight to see where we can improve. We have to try our best tomorrow because we need to qualify well for Sunday’s race. I think I will be more optimistic tomorrow morning and afternoon hopefully. The team is working well, I’m pleased with how we are working together - we just need to improve the lap time and also my feeling with the tyre as today it was not great with the rear tyre.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, FP2, Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda

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