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Cal Crutchlow feeling positive ahead of Le Mans test

Steve Carpenter 5th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CAL Crutchlow heads to the world famous Le Man circuit in France this weekend in a positive mood as he looks to continue to revive his MotoGP World Championship campaign.

The Coventry-born rider heads into the fifth round having picked up his first points of the season last time out in Spain and further progress was made following a positive one-day test session at the Jerez Circuit.

The stop-start nature of the Bugatti track configuration is a challenging prospect, but Crutchlow will be able to draw on his experience of past podium glory in France where he finished second in a wet race in 2013.

“It’s always a good feeling to be going to Le Mans, I like racing there,” said Crutchlow. “It might not be the best circuit on the calendar for me, but I’ve had a podium there in the past.

“Last year things didn’t go to plan at all for me there, but I hope to put in some hard work on the Honda this weekend. We know the manufacturer is pulling out all the stops, and from the LCR Honda team point of view we’ll also be doing our best job as always.

“I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of fans there over the weekend, because it’s a massive event that fans travel to watch from all over France, and I just hope that we can be competitive from here on in the championship.”