Fifth row start for Cal at the #ValenciaGP

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Cal Crutchlow will start the Valencia Grand Prix from the fifth row of the grid after narrowly missing out on Q2 in Saturday’s qualifying. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider struggled to find the same rhythm he showed on Friday as rain brought about more difficult track conditions and eventually had to settle for 13th position on the grid.

Sitting in seventh overnight, the Briton was 13th fastest in FP3 but only missed out on automatic qualification to Q2 by four thousandths as he finished in 11th in the combined times. He came close to advancing via the Q1 session, but was just edged into third spot by Brad Binder and Fabio Quartararo and will now look for a fast start in tomorrow’s race.

Cal Crutchlow – 13th

“Today I didn’t really get a fantastic feeling with the bike, I felt better yesterday with the setting of the bike. We did a good job in qualifying, unfortunately I didn’t make it through to Q2, but the track was really wet in sector three and I lost control of the bike on my fastest lap due to the water, but was able to stay on. I gave it my all and now we will try to improve the bike for tomorrow’s warm-up and race.”