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  • Japan
  • Motegi
  • Japan
  • Motegi
  • 21
  • Oct
  • 2018
  • Rnd:16
Cal settles for seventh in Thailand

Cal settles for seventh in Thailand

at Buriram - Result: 7th

After setting a blistering pace which saw British rider Cal Crutchlow qualify in fifth place as best independent rider in Thailand, the LCR Honda CASTROL rider finished seventh place in the first ever Grand Prix race at the Buriram International Circuit.
Returning to the Thailand MotoGP race was the famous Castrol green and red livery on the top Brit’s Honda RC213V.
In difficult conditions, and almost unbearable heat, Cal looked well placed to challenge for a podium place in the first half of the race, fighting at the front for most of the race.

But the temperature of the Buriram International Circuit soared, forcing Cal to settle for valuable championship points.
Cal still leads the Independent Team Rider classification with 128-points.

Post-race thoughts

7th

Today was a great spectacle and a good show again to be fighting at the front for some laps of the Grand Prix race.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep the pace of the front guys, I did my best, but after 15 laps I felt a big drop in the rear tyre which meant I was pushing the front tyre and the pressure went very high in the front of our bike. And I wasn’t able to manage the grip very well. Our team did a good job to give me a bike to be competitive this weekend, it was important for the championship points to finish the race and be there.