19th Oct, 2017

Seventh for Cal Crutchlow in Aragon MotoGP

Steve Carpenter 1st Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CAL Crutchlow continued his fine record at the Grand Prix of Aragon after finishing seventh in Sunday’s race.

The Coventry-born rider has never finished outside the top ten during his five visits to the Motorland Aragon circuit in the MotoGP class, and on Sunday Crutchlow produced another impressive ride on his LCR Honda bike.

Starting from eighth on the grid, Crutchlow made a poor start due to a clutch problem but battled impressively throughout despite being hampered by grip issues with his RC213V bike.

However, the 29-year-old believes there are plenty of positives to be taken from this weekend in Spain as he looks to finish the world championship season strongly.

“I was not too happy with my final position of seventh, but again this was the best we could do with our package,” said Crutchlow, who is currently ninth in the 2015 rankings.

“I was riding quite well, but I had no grip with the rear of the bike. We had some other small problems, I had a slipping clutch on the start-line and lost four places immediately and we struggled with the acceleration of the bike.

“Overall I am pleased to finish because I had some big moments out there where I could have gone even though I was not riding too hard.

“I think it was a positive weekend, we finished seventh and I have some more knowledge of riding the Honda. We need to improve, but I think today’s race can help to highlight a lot of things.”

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