Cal third on day one at #AlcanizGP
Back at the MotorLand Aragon circuit for the second week running, Cal Crutchlow was again amongst the pacesetters as free practice for the Teruel Grand Prix got underway on Friday. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider demonstrated the pace that saw him qualify on the front row last weekend as he ended the day in third position.
In windy, cool conditions in the morning’s FP1 session, the Briton struggled to find his best form and finished in tenth spot. But things started to fall into place towards the end of FP2 and – with team-mate Takaaki Nakagami going fastest overall – Cal ensured there were two LCR bikes in the top three places.
Cal Crutchlow – 3rd
“Today I didn’t feel fantastic on the bike with the settings from last week’s race. We also tried some other settings, but I think we were quite affected by the wind today and I didn’t feel 100% on the bike. We had a small technical issue in FP1 which cost us a couple of laps and in the afternoon I tried the hard rear tyre which I don’t think the track temperature was good enough to use, but we at least had to try. Then I was able to push a little bit in the second and third runs which was good enough to put me in the top three today. The team are working very, very well and also Honda are around, so I’m looking forward to qualifying day tomorrow.”