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Lack of grip hurts Crutchlow progress

The reigning World Supersport Champion can finish no higher than seventh in Spain, despite starting from pole position
Grip issues came back to haunt Cal Crutchlow during race day in Valencia, even if the Brit was at least able to post his first double top ten World Superbike finish.

Starting from his second consecutive pole position around the Spanish circuit, Crutchlow was hoping to go better than his podium finish in Portugal, but instead found himself struggling for grip in both races.

Finishing seventh in the first race and ninth in the second, Crutchlow admits improvements need to be made to the Yamaha Sterilgarda in order for it to return to the front in the Netherlands.

"Race one was ok, I was just disappointed I lost the tow to the leaders at the start. We've got bad rear tyre problems again, seem to be spinning a lot more than the other competitors from the go.

“he higher grip levels in Portugal suited us better. We're looking forward to hopefully improving it at the next race in Assen. A difficult weekend, the second race was much the same, no grip from the start."

Crutchlow is now classified tenth in the overall standings.



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Hookem

April 14, 2010 4:23 AM

Hey qualifing is on the pole is a good thing. Cal and Yamaha should be able to get the bike sorted. Once that happens Mr. Crutchlow will be right there with the other guys on the sharp end. Really suprised there are not comments on here. There is light at the end of the tunnel. He has to be discouraged. But I look for him to get it going here in the next couple of rounds. Keep you chin up Mr. Crutchlow. It aint over till the fat lady sings and I aint heard a peep outta her yet. :p



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