Cal tests new items at Brno
Following his excellent fifth-placed finish in the Czech Republic Grand Prix, Cal Crutchlow returned to the Brno circuit today for an official MotoGP testing session. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider was looking to build on his yesterday’s fine performance as he tested some new parts from Honda ahead of next weekend’s Austrian GP.
Crutchlow was testing three different chassis on Monday as he looks to try and improve his feeling with the RC213V. After a weekend of mixed weather, the Briton was able to carry out his work in dry and warm conditions and paid tribute to Honda for their continued hard work in trying to advance his machinery.
Cal Crutchlow – 5th
(1’55.940 – lap 59 of 74)
“I have my standard race bike that I’ve been using this year, I have one updated chassis and then the other one is some test items on the bike. In the end, I’m doing most of my work on the standard bike that I’ve been racing all year. The feeling is obviously different on all three bikes with the parts we’re testing, but we have to give credit to Honda as they’re working very, very hard to improve our feeling with the bike – my feeling and also the other riders’ feeling. This is the first time I’ve used new chassis and I think there are some positives and negatives to it and I still feel more comfortable with my standard one.”