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Rain fell throughout on the second of three days MotoGP testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, meaning there wasn’t much in the way of action out on the Spanish track. With two new arrivals in the CWM LCR Honda Team still finding their feet on their new motorcycles there wasn’t too much to be gained from lapping in the chilly and wet conditions.

This was backed up even further when Cal Crutchlow suffered a minor spill on the only occasion he ventured out onto the damp surface. With air temperatures at just 11 degrees Celsius and a long sequence of left-hand corners at Valencia, the Brit lost too much heat in the right-hand side of his front wet Bridgestone and slid out at low speed at turn four. 

Both Crutchlow and his bike were unharmed, and he will hope for better weather tomorrow to complete his final day of testing in 2014.

Cal Crutchlow #35 (No time set)

“We decided that it wasn’t really worth riding in the end today, especially after I crashed on a first flying lap out from the pits. The track temperature was so cold and I went into turn four with no heat whatsoever in the right hand side of the front tyre, and had a really small crash. We know why it happened and doesn’t affect me, I know I can ride in the rain and have done some very good races in the past few years in MotoGP. My experience probably caught me out a bit today, because I tried to go fast immediately, but this is racing and we will try again tomorrow. We have a long testing plan lined up and I hope that the track is dry from first thing in the morning, but I doubt it will be fit until the afternoon.”

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team

Credit: CWM-LCR Honda MotoGP Team

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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