Cal Crutchlow believes Mugello is the perfect venue to regroup and score a good result after posting his first DNF of the year at Le Mans.

The 29-year old was one of three 'Factory' Honda crashers in the French Grand Prix in a day which laid bare HRC's current troubles.

After mistakenly grabbing the front brake when his leg was briefly caught under his bike while braking for turn six, Crutchlow fell while competing in a tight battle for fifth place.

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Thankfully for the Englishman, he now visits a track at which he has scored some success in the past, including a fine third place in 2013.

"We need to regroup after the struggles we had with the temperature changes over the Le Mans weekend, but I think Mugello could be the place to do that," said Crutchlow. "I've had some great races around the track in the past and been on the podium there before."

"It's going to be a difficult challenge, because the pace is so hot at the moment, but I always look forward to seeing the Italian fans and overall it's a race that I love to be involved in. Last year didn't go to plan because I crashed, and actually took LCR's rider out, so hopefully it will be better for all parties this year!"

In a bid to make up lost ground on Yamaha and Ducati HRC brought a new swingarm for Crutchlow, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to try in France.

The CWM Honda man believes it will be of some benefit at tracks that contain faster, sweeping corners, like the 180-degree Bucine hairpin that ends the lap in Mugello.