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Cal Crutchlow returns to one of his most successful circuits on the MotoGP calendar this weekend, as the world championship continues apace with the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.

The CWM LCR Honda rider is a fan of the Brno track, which flows beautifully through the woodlands above the country’s second city. In the past the British rider celebrated his first podium finish in MotoGP here in 2012, as well as taking a pole position in 2013, so he remains hopeful that it will be kind to his factory spec Honda over the race weekend.

Cal Crutchlow #35

“We have had some great results this season in Argentina and Jerez and there’s no reason we can’t get back there for this second half of the year now. We’ve got over 7,500 kilometres on the Honda, so it’s time to start getting faster again. We still need to reduce the gap to the front guys, although we have had some bad luck along the way and I made a couple of mistakes, but hopefully this weekend can be the start of getting back to where we want to be.”

“Honestly, Brno has treated me well in the past and I’ve had some great races here, as well as my first MotoGP podium. However, I only managed a lap of this race last year so hopefully we’ll do better this season. The faster corners here at Brno suit me more than the tighter ones at Indy, and they should suit the Honda as well – over the last few years Honda have won here so hopefully that will work in our favour.”

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team

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