COVENTRY’s Cal Crutchlow will be hoping to use the start of the European leg of the MotoGP World Championship to kick-start his disappointing 2016 season.
Crutchlow and his LCR Honda team have showed plenty of potential in Qatar, Argentina and Texas so far this seasin but they have not been able to translate a fast pace into a congruous point.
At the manic Andalusian track in Jerez, which will expect well over 200,000 passionate fans through the gates over the weekend, Crutchlow is confident that calm can reign and his run of misfortune will finally come to an end in southern Spain.
The 30-year-old has taken fourth-place on two occassions at the venue including last year on his LCR Honda, and he is confident of repeating that feat this time around at Sunday’s race.
“We’re all looking forward as a team to going back to racing in Europe,” said Crutchlow. “Obviously, on the back of three really tough races so far this season we aim to kick-start our challenge there and will be doing the best job we can as always.
“We’ll be trying some new settings on the bike in Jerez, and hopefully this can mean we will make fewer mistakes than we have so far in the championship. So I can’t wait to get going in Spain, and I’m looking forward to bringing home a good result for the LCR Honda team.