Cal amongst the pacesetters on opening day in Argentina
LCR Honda CASTROL rider Cal Crutchlow continued his excellent start to the new season as he went fourth fastest on the opening day of free practice at the Argentina Grand Prix. Having claimed a superb podium at the 2019 curtain-raiser in Qatar, the Briton was again amongst the pacesetters at Termas de Rio Hondo as the MotoGP field reconvened for round two of the calendar.
Crutchlow was impressive throughout the day, finishing FP1 in third position. He slipped a place to fourth in the afternoon’s FP2 session, but was encouraged by his pace as he acknowledged that there remains plenty of room for improvement ahead of Saturday’s qualifying.
Cal Crutchlow – 4th
(1’39.346 – lap 17 of 20)
“Today was a good day here in Argentina. The setting of the bike at the moment is not perfect yet but tomorrow we’ll try some more things with the bike in order to obtain the complete package that we raced in Qatar. We’re struggling with corner entry at the moment in some parts of the circuit, but overall I felt good with the lap times. So to be fast and in a good position on day one is positive. I look forward to tomorrow, the Team and HRC are doing a good job and we’re giving them some information with things we’re trying with the bike. I look forward to qualifying and hopefully we can get another good result.”