20th Oct, 2017

Disappointment as Cal Crutchlow crashes out of Czech Republic MotoGP

Steve Carpenter 18th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DIFFICULT weekend at the Czech Republic Grand Prix ended in disappointment once more for Cal Crutchlow after he crashed out of Sunday’s race on lap 15.

The Coventry-born rider started from tenth on the grid and made a poor start on the first lap by dropping back three positions.

By lap four the 29-year-old had battled his way back up to his starting position but with a third of the race to go Crutchlow’s front tyre lost grip and he slid out of the race.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Crutchlow. “First and foremost I want to say sorry to the team because I made a mistake in the race and crashed.

“We have not been feeling comfortable with our package all weekend and we’ve tried hard to improve it but even in the race I had a lot of difficulty trying to maintain the pace I needed to set.”

The CWM LCR Honda team were back in at the Brno circuit on Monday for an important post-race test as Crutchlow begins to prepare for a much better weekend in his home Grand Prix at Silverstone in two weeks time.

Crutchlow added: “We have a test here, which will be important because the next round is my home Grand Prix at Silverstone and we need to make some improvements before we go there.

“All in all we feel disappointed right now but hopeful that things will be better next time.”

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