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Crutchlow: “I’m a little disappointed”

Crutchlow: “I’m a little disappointed”

Despite securing his best grid position since Indianapolis, Cal Crutchlow is left wanting more in Australia.

For the sixth time in 2015, Cal Crutchlow will line up on the second row of the MotoGP™ World Championship grid, primed for a solid result in fifth. But the LCR Honda rider wanted more and felt he could have been on the front row if he had not made two mistakes on his fastest lap. Grip continues to be a problem for the Brit and he is still searching for more ahead of Sunday’s race. Crutchlow is aiming to return to the podium for the first time since Argentina at the start of the year, 2015 proving to be a difficult season. He comes off a run of good form, having secured two top ten finishes in the last races.

A 1’28.912 in Q2 saw the Honda mounted rider 0.548s off pole position, set by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda). Both Crutchlow and his LCR Honda crew have been expecting a strong result after starting the weekend with a positive fifth overall on Friday. Phillip Island was the sight of Crutchlow’s second MotoGP™ podium when he secured third in 2012, which remains his best result.

Cal Crutchlow: “I’m a little disappointed with today’s final result in qualifying, I felt I could have made a better job of it. Unfortunately I made two silly mistakes on my lap and I think it cost me a front row position. It was my own fault though. The team have worked really hard today, but we really need to focus now on getting more grip for the bike tomorrow because again in the fourth free practice we struggled with the rear tyre. We all look forward to tomorrow’s race and I will try and battle as hard as possible to pick up a good result.”


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