A difficult weekend at the Czech Republic Grand Prix ended in disappointment for Cal Crutchlow today, as the CWM LCR Honda Team rider crashed out of the race on lap fifteen.

Crutchlow did not make the ideal start from tenth on the grid, dropping three positions by the end of the first lap, but the Brit battled his way back up to his original starting position by lap four.

However, at two-thirds distance his front tyre lost grip in turn eleven and he slid out of the race. 

The team will be back at the Brno circuit tomorrow 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.

Cal Crutchlow #35 (DNF)

“I’m very disappointed with today’s race. 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.

“Tomorrow 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.”

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team


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