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San Marino MotoGP: Crutchlow leaves day one misery behind

"We still need to find something else for the race because the gap to the front is pretty big. I am definitely trying my hardest but I have lost some confidence on the bike since the middle of the season and now I have to improve to go faster.

"One area I definitely need to look at is T3 because I am not fast enough in that sector. I'll try and get a good start and go with the leading group and I will be doing my best to deliver a positive result."

Crutchlow's fastest lap was 1.099s behind Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez, who blitzed the pole record at Misano to head the times by more than half-a-second from Jorge Lorenzo.

He managed to hold CRT star Aleix Espargaro at bay by 0.014s to claim fifth place, with Espargaro an excellent sixth.

Even though Crutchlow out qualified Bradl and Bautista he showed little confidence in the prospect of beating either tomorrow and felt that finishing in the top eight was a more realistic goal.

"I'd be happy with top eight but I'll see after morning warm-up where I want to try something," said Crutchlow. "The bike is so slow that to pass anybody will be very difficult so I'll need to make a good start and try and hold my position.

"But I'll try and go with the guys that are faster than me -Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautsita - and if I can go with them I'd be happy enough. For sure I'm not aiming to beat Marquez, Lorenzo and Valentino but I've a lot to find in T3."


Tagged as: Cal Crutchlow , Simoncelli

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Moto89

September 14, 2013 3:55 PM

As usual Cal pulls out a strong qualy lap when he needs it. He's good at doing that. let's see how his race pace holds up though, as it wasn't looking too strong during the free practice sessions

johnny13

September 15, 2013 11:24 AM

@meloveF1 Did you actually read any of the interview? As if you did you would have read Crutchy saying that the bike is slow BECAUSE of him, nothing to do with the M1. HE quote ''is riding round like a baby'' so please respect the fact that the boy is honest in his appraisal of his OWN lack of confidence. No wingeing just honesty about his failure to perform



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