CRUTCHLOW SIXTH AFTER OPENING DAY IN DAMP SEPANG

CRUTCHLOW SIXTH AFTER OPENING DAY IN DAMP SEPANG

CRUTCHLOW SIXTH AFTER OPENING DAY IN DAMP SEPANG

CRUTCHLOW SIXTH AFTER OPENING DAY IN DAMP SEPANG

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow posted the sixth fastest time on day one of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang on Friday as rain again complicated matters for the premier class riders. Once more, the Briton struggled to find much rhythm in the wet conditions, but nevertheless finds himself well-placed after a solid showing in the morning session riding his Castrol branded RC213V.
The penultimate round of the MotoGP World Championship got underway on a drying Sepang track with riders pushing ever harder as FP1 drew to a close. Crutchlow finished in sixth place, just behind Honda colleague – and championship leader – Marc Marquez. But heavy rain ensured times would not be improved in FP2 and Crutchlow was left disappointed as he ended down in 14th spot with further storms forecast across the weekend.

#35 Cal Crutchlow (6th – 2’01.060)
“It was a very difficult day again in the rainy conditions, we are not really satisfied with the situation. I’ve always been a competitive rain rider but in this moment we are not competitive enough. Something is not clicking with regards to the setting of the bike and the tyre. I’m not the only rider to be struggling in the rain so we’ll see if tonight we can start to improve the bike again. On the other hand we have a good pace in the dry but we can not predict the weather because here it keeps changing every hour”.


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