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MotoGP Brno: Crutchlow out early with shoulder pain

"here was no point carrying on with the pain and I preferred to save myself for Silverstone" - Cal Crutchlow.
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.

“I made a mistake in the braking in turn 3, had to avoid Aleix Espargarò 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.

Tagged as: Ducati , Cal Crutchlow

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August 17, 2014 6:45 PM

I've got this whole 'factory rider' thing wrong. I thought they are paid to ride a motorbike. "Save myself for Silverstone"...more like 'Save myself for Honda'. I used to like Cal but this has really disappointed me.


August 17, 2014 8:39 PM

I'm sure he thinks that the series he's racing in is BSB? because he's not doing himself any favours by what he is doing? thought from the very first day at moto gp tec 3, he was a very lucky man getting a seat in gp's as he'd only ever won a? and lets face it, street bike championship, super-sport, in which we all ride them bikes, so not that good of a championship in my eyes, Ok he done well on the tec 3 bike? 2nd year? but never looked like he was going to win, but always looked ready to bin tho, and now I feel the time had come to see if he can really ride a gp bike of factory status, ducati" as he was always shouting off about how he needed a factory bike as he was as fast VR, he has the same style as JL, he had been the fastest at one lap at one race, the comments i could go on & on, but cal, all you've shown us all is how good a race talker you are? Ducati can't wait to get rid, and Honda LCR must be thinking? "SHIT" what have we done....

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