Cal looking to improve after rain hits the Red Bull Ring

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Mixed weather conditions complicated matters for the MotoGP class as free practice got underway for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. LCR Honda CASTROL rider Cal Crutchlow finished the day in 14th position on the timesheets as the expected bad weather in Spielberg ensured a restricted FP2 session took place on a drying track at the Red Bull Ring.

The Briton was looking to rediscover the kind of rhythm that saw him claim fourth place in Austria back in 2018. Having posted the 14th quickest time in a dry morning session, Crutchlow’s hopes of improving and testing a new part in the afternoon were washed away by the rain, as he finished down in 15th in FP2 having only ventured out briefly on the damp circuit.

Cal Crutchlow – 14th
(1’24.944)

“Obviously it seemed a difficult day again today. Riding the bike at this circuit I had a great result in 2018 and I was looking to try and find that feeling again. We worked in a good way this morning I felt as we needed to improve the speed and we had something to try in the afternoon that obviously we couldn’t because of the situation with the track conditions being half-wet and half-dry. In those conditions we didn’t really learn too much, so let’s look forward to tomorrow and hopefully get in the top 10 in FP3 and have a good qualifying for Sunday’s race.”