Cal Crutchlow's Czech Republic MotoGP lasted less than two laps.

The Factory Ducati rider, moving to LCR Honda in 2015, finished the first lap where he had started in eleventh, but then fell and subsequently retired from the race.

"It was obviously a disappointing race to go out on lap 2," said the Englishman, who underwent surgery on both of his arms during the summer break.

Related Articles

"I made a mistake in the braking in turn 3, had to avoid Aleix Espargar? in front of me and swerved off the track. I was disappointed for that because I was quite confident we could have had a not-so-bad battle today.

"But when I re-entered the track I had a sore shoulder from going through the gravel and holding onto the bike before it tipped over so there was no point carrying on with the pain and I preferred to save myself for Silverstone."

Crutchlow and team-mate Andrea Dovizioso will not take part in Monday's post-race Brno test, instead participating in a private Misano outing on August 25-26.


Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register to add your comment

he only got the LCR ride due to the new British sponsor wanting a Brit . looks like he is riding the full open bike now anyway if you compare the speeds and times with Dovi and Ianone, Cal's times look more like Yonny's