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Crutchlow not fazed despite tumble.

Cal Crutchlow is refusing to dwell on the crash that saw his hopes of a pole position challenge come to an end as he struggled to adapt to the drying weather conditions at Donington Park.

While his efforts to go last in single-lap Superpole were scuppered when the session was declared wet, Crutchlow was still confident he could challenge for a spot on the front row and was on course to do so mid-way through the session.

However, having got out of shape coming through Coppice, Crutchlow finally slid off through the Melbourne Hairpin after failing to get enough grip from his rear tyre as the track began to reveal drier patches.

“I think we did make the right plan for Superpole, but I am disappointed with how it went, obviously,” he said. “We had a problem with the rear tyre going from wet to some drier parts of the track and I was losing grip on some areas of the circuit.

“On the lap that I fell I think I could have been on pole if I had finished the lap, and then eventually I would have been bumped back to third or fourth, but that's how it goes.

Nonetheless, while the accident follows on from incidents at Knockhill and Cadwell Park, Crutchlow insists he is capable to building on his ninth place on the grid come race day.

“I've no issue with what's happened today as we can come through the field and I'm aiming for a podium or a top six minimum from the races.”


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