The LCR Honda Team celebrated their best result of the season so far in Barcelona this Sunday, as Cal Crutchlow took sixth place in the Grand Prix of Catalunya. The British rider worked hard to battle his way through the pack after a difficult start from seventh on the grid, and despite the searing conditions and greasy track surface he was able to secure ten points for his championship account.
Tyre degradation was a serious issue in the Spanish heat, but Crutchlow managed his Michelin rubber well to ensure he scored decent points for a second race in succession. Having dropped to eleventh in the blast down to the first corner, he gradually worked his way through the order, before scrapping with former team-mate Andrea Dovizioso. After eventually breaking free of the Italian it was a lonely ride, but one which the 30 year-old savoured.