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Cal crashes out of 9th in France

Cal crashes out of 9th in France

at Le Mans - Result: DNF

A crash out of ninth place for Cal Crutchlow in the French Grand Prix meant that the LCR Honda Team left Le Mans hoping for better fortunes. The British rider had been making positive steps forward with his factory spec Honda RC213V, but in choosing a hard front tyre option, he suffered the same fate as the other Honda riders who elected the same.

Lucio Cecchinello and the Team remain focused on continuing to support Cal, with the steps forward during practice showing that positive things can be drawn out of the weekend.

Next on the MotoGP calendar is the Italian Grand Prix at the sumptuous Mugello circuit in two weeks’ time, a favourite for Crutchlow and a huge home race for the LCR Honda Team and many of its supporters.

Cal Crutchlow

Post race thoughts

Obviously I’m very disappointed again today, no points is tough for myself and the team. I think everyone could see today though that just finishing the race was a hard job. We chose the harder front tyre, and thought this was the best choice with the temperature of the track. I still stick to my decision to go with the tyre though, it’s just difficult to follow the lines of other riders on the other manufacturers’ bikes.

We have to look at the positives and I felt that we worked well this weekend. We have to continue to work and we know Honda are working hard for us too. We’ll continue to give them the best information and we will try to work together to fix the problems we have.