DNF for Cal Crutchlow in #EuropeanGP
Having posted the 9th fastest time in the warm-up session, LCR Honda CASTROL rider Cal Crutchlow was intent on making inroads as the race got underway in dry, sunny conditions. Unfortunately, the Europa Grand Prix ended early for Cal as he crashed out of the race in Valencia.
Starting from 15th on the grid, Cal had been looking to move through the field towards the top 10, but came unstuck on lap six at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The Briton made up a couple of places to be sitting in 13th by the sixth lap, but then slid out at turn eight as he continued to push hard on his Honda RC213V.
Cal Crutchlow – DNF
“Well, crashing out the race after five laps is not what we imagined or intended. Coming from a bad qualifying position and a bad start, it was difficult to make headway to the guys in front. Unfortunately, I got sucked in the draft in the braking zone to turn eight and went wide towards the dirty part of the track with the front brake and lost the front tyre. It was completely my own mistake and we hope for a better outcome next weekend where we believe the track conditions will be a lot more stable and we can work with the team to have a better base setting for the race.”