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WSS: Crutchlow ready for final push

Cal Crutchlow was satisfied with his performance during the annual World Supersport mid-season test at Imola, even if he wasn't able to extend his dominance through to the end of the two days.

Crutchlow was in fine form during three of the four sessions, proving several tenths quicker than his closest competitors, only for Kenan Sofuoglu to usurp him during the final outing and claim the spoils.

Nonetheless, having smashed the Supersport lap record in testing at Brno a week earlier and opting for a conservative tyre strategy at Imola, Crutchlow had good reason to be confident as his title challenge reaches a critical point.

“It's been really good for me to come here and learn the circuit, I didn't use anywhere near as many tyres as some of the other riders so was really happy with the times I've managed to put in. I'm looking forward to coming back and racing here. I also had a good run in Brno last week, great to get the lap record and I'm really excited about racing there next week.”


Tagged as: supersport , Imola , Cal Crutchlow , test

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Where now? - Unregistered

July 22, 2009 2:19 PM

Cal will be superb on a superbike, but I can't help thinking he would be electric on an 800 GP bike! Also the jump to 1000cc and then back to 800's could be a spioler. What a great comp the world supersport is. I wonder if Yama rate Cal above JT? could he be in the mix for the one of the 4 Yamaha rides, ie, T3 and the factory superbike team, with Spies, Edwards, JT, and the pool of 250 riders?

johnboy

July 22, 2009 10:59 AM

Crutchlow and Laverty have set the WSS alight this year, brilliant racing from the both of them, Carl has still got to watch laverty but I'm sure that most brits will be urging Carl to taking the world title. be great to see him and Laverty :)in WSB next year.



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