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Crutchlow: I've been waiting for Silverstone

"Ever since I knew I was joining the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team, I have been thinking about the British Grand Prix" - Cal Crutchlow.
After spending his first five MotoGP races on unfamiliar tracks, Cal Crutchlow will finally be on equal footing this weekend at Silverstone - a circuit he took a double victory at, from pole, in World Superbikes last year.

Crutchlow won on the same, newly-revised, Silverstone layout as was used for last year's British MotoGP return to the Northamptonshire circuit.

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider, who took his best grand prix finish to date with seventh last Sunday in Catalunya - and has twice qualified sixth on the grid - also raced on the shorter Silverstone layouts in the British championship .

"I can't wait for my home race in Silverstone. Ever since I knew I was joining the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team, I have been thinking about the British Grand Prix," said Crutchlow.

"The race couldn't be coming at a better time after I scored the best result of my MotoGP career only a few days ago in Catalunya. That gave the whole team a big lift and we can go into this weekend with a top six as a realistic goal.

"Although it is my home race, I actually don't have any extra experience of the track than the other guys. I've only raced at the current track once, just like the rest.

"Silverstone has always been a good track for me and obviously last year's double win in the World Superbike race was one of the highlights of my career. I know I can be fast on this track and we saw last year with Jorge Lorenzo's win that the Yamaha is a good package there.

"All I ca n do is assure the British fans that I will be giving it my absolute maximum to get the best result I can. The British fans have always been good to me and I know I can count on their support this weekend."

Crutchlow will be rejoined by team-mate Colin Edwards, who missed last weekend's race due to a broken collarbone.

"I'm also glad Colin will be back this weekend. He's been an unbelievable help to me this year and racing without him just isn't the same," said Crutchlow.



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Don-R

June 08, 2011 9:57 AM

Nice sentiments on Edwards at the end there. It's not always been obvious what kind of help he's been getting from Colin as he doesn't ever seem to get a tow from him to learn the lines, but there must be a ton of circuit tricks and tips that an old stager like CE could pass on. Good luck for the weekend Mr C.

cmon - Unregistered

June 08, 2011 10:42 AM

Get real, Cal can only win if 6 other guys have major problems, does not race or something happens. He was 26 sec. behind in the previous round ... c'mon.



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