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Points for Crutchlow despite crash: “I just pushed too hard"

Brit falls out of contention chasing down the podium - before remounting to finish P13

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) had good pace all weekend at the San Marino GP in the dry, despite a finger injury ahead of the event. And when race day dawned wet, the two-time GP winner showed his speed once again - chasing the podium before making a mistake. But all was not lost after the crash, as Crutchlow remounted to take thirteenth and some points. 

Cal Crutchlow, P13: "I felt really good, I felt comfortable and confident. I knew after ten laps that I could probably start pushing, I didn’t want to take too many risks early and I ended up flying as high as I have in a long time. It was my own mistake, no fault of anyone else. I wanted Jack and the rest behind me, but as soon as I passed him I crashed. I was confident that I could come back across the gap to Dovizioso and maybe even Marquez at that time, but I just pushed too hard and crashed out.

“I got back on though, and got some points. It was a difficult, long race with the handlebar touching the tank and no footrest! I did what I had to do, but I’m sorry to the LCR Honda team because we could have had a good result today. I don’t know if we would have won the race, but I think we could have definitely been with Dovi. In the condition I’m in we’ve done well all weekend, I’ve felt good all the way through and we can take those positives away from here. We were fast in both wet and dry, but I made a mistake in the race and that’s what cost me.”