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Crutchlow: “We have a lot of spinning at the moment”

Crutchlow: “We have a lot of spinning at the moment”

Cal Crutchlow is happy with ending Friday fifth overall as the leading Satellite rider despite a lack of traction with the rear.

It was a positive first day at Phillip Island for the LCR Honda Team, with Cal Crutchlow setting the fifth fastest time in free practice, despite awkward weather conditions persisting throughout the day.

The British rider counts the Australian venue as one his favourites on the MotoGP™ calendar, and it clearly showed as he blasted his factory Honda RC213V around the beautiful 4.448km/2.764 mile layout in a best time of 1’29.579 in the afternoon sunshine.

Sixth in the rain-affected morning session, Crutchlow ended the day just 0.196 seconds behind reigning world champion Marc Marquez, who was fastest, and the Briton will be hopeful of securing a top grid position in Saturday’s qualifying.

Cal Crutchlow: “Today wasn’t too bad at all. We had a little problem with the setup of the bike, so we need the rear grip a fair bit because we have a lot of spinning at the moment. But overall we are happy, and hopefully we can continue to improve tomorrow. I do hope that we can have a full day of dry weather so that we can put in enough laps to get the work done for Sunday’s race. Today has been a positive day though, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

MotoGP, 2015, PRAMAC AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, FP2, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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