Cal has to settle for points finish in #AustrianGP
Cal Crutchlow had to settle for a points finish in what proved an eventful Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg on Sunday. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider eventually ended in 15th position after the race at the Red Bull Ring had to be restarted following a huge collision between Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli in the early stages.
Starting from 15th on the grid, Cal did not make the best start, but had made up positions before the red-flag incident on lap eight. Restarting from 14th, the Briton looked to have found his rhythm but then had to battle back from last position to secure a points finish.
Cal Crutchlow – 15th
“Today I felt quite good in the first eight-lap race – I was able to push in a good way. Then we had the red-flag situation, so we had to start again. Again I made not a great start but I was able to make up some positions until I was in eighth. But then I made a mistake with the gear change and I thought I had a problem with the bike. I was one gear too high and I felt a big reduction in power, so I pulled off the circuit. But evidently there wasn’t a problem, so I have to say sorry to my team and to Honda for the mistake I made, because we could have had a good result today, better than what we’ve had recently. We haven’t been in great shape but today I could’ve got a good result, so I’m sorry for that. We will look at the data and try to improve for next weekend.”