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Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) converted a front row start into a top four finish at his home British GP, and the rider from Coventry was top Independent Team rider to boot. But after getting on the podium last season and feeling good throughout the 2017 weekend, the two-time GP winner is a little frustrated to not have been able to fight for the win.
That said, he says he did the best he could – and heads for Misano with his head held high.
Cal Crutchlow, P4: "It’s frustrating as I came here to win. You try to win every weekend, but this weekend was a special one, I felt good last year and I felt good again all weekend here, but I just didn’t have enough in the end. The other guys were quicker than me today, the front tyre was too soft for me as always and this was the reason I was struggling with the rear tyre in the end as I was having to spin a lot to turn the bike.
“But I did the best job I could and today that was fourth. A home podium would have been good so yes, I’m disappointed, but all credit to the three guys in front – Dovi (Andrea Dovizioso) rode fantastically. I didn’t think all weekend he was the guy to beat, I thought it would be Marc (Marquez). But we have to go to Misano with our head held high and try again there.”
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