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Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) had a tough day out at the Red Bull Ring on race day, beginning with a difficult start to the race after problems for Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) getting away off the line. Then initially dropping outside the points, the Brit fought back as the laps ticked down, eventually crossing the line in P15 to score.
Next up is Crutchlow's home race at Silverstone - sure to bring a turnaround in fortunes after his stunning pole position last year, and the support of the home crowd.
Cal Crutchlow, P15: "I think it (the hard front tyre) was the right choice for me, even though we had some problems throughout the race, but 15th was a disappointing result. I rode through the pit lane last year, for a jump start, and still finished with more points. We didn’t find a great setting all weekend and the problem was I lost 12 seconds in six laps and that was it really. I got run off the track three times and got hindered at the start. Once I was riding alone at the end of the race I felt really good, I had good pace, but we had a problem up until lap 18 as well which didn’t help. But no excuses, I didn’t ride great all weekend either, but I could have finished in the top eight today I felt. My aim was to finish in the top six, but I was nine places off that so we’ll just have to look forward to the next one and try our best again. I look forward to Silverstone now, it’s always great to go home and especially after two frustrating races.”
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