Cal Crutchlow was at a loss to explain why he couldn't make the most of his pole position in the latest round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Croft after coming away with a fourth and third place finish.

Arriving at Croft on the back of his podium finish at World Superbike level a weekend earlier, Crutchlow carried that form into qualifying with pole position for both races, but couldn't make them count in the races.

Struggling with the front of his HM Plant Honda in the first race and then the rear in the second race, Crutchlow was mystified as to the causes of the problems.

Nonetheless, the results remain strong enough to help solidify his current fourth place in the standings, even if he has slipped back in the fight for the runners-up spot in the standings now.

"I enjoyed the second race and was happy to get a podium at HM Plant's home round as I've not had one for a while and it's good to see Leon get the win for them as well. It was strange, but despite pole we seemed to struggle a little in the races.

"In the first one we had issues with front-end grip then in the second it was the rear that we had problems with. Big thanks to the HM Plant Honda team who've worked hard this weekend. I'm now looking for more podiums and some more wins before the end of the year to try and regain second position in the championship before the end of the year."


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