Lap Time: 1’59.443 on lap 56 of 65
On the second day of pre-season testing at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, Cal Crutchlow impressed once more by setting the third fastest time of the day. After overnight rain had delayed the riders taking to the track when the green lights came on, temperatures then soared towards the 40°C mark in the middle part of the day, both conditions restricting the amount of laps that could be put in.
Despite that, Crutchlow still managed to put in 65 laps of the track, all the while picking up valuable data as he helped HRC by testing parts for the 2018 RC213V. Towards the end of the day the British rider pushed hard for a fast lap, and despite not feeling like it was perfect, stopped the clock in a best time of 1’59.443, less than a tenth of a second behind the fastest man of the day.
Testing continues in Malaysia with a third and final day tomorrow.