Crutchlow confident ahead of races

The Briton breaks the Kyalami lap record to edge out Yamaha team-mate James Toseland.
Cal Crutchlow is hoping he can finish off what he started when he begins both races at Kyalami from pole position for the third time this season.

The Briton was in contention for victory during race two at Monza last week, but with technical woes preventing him from taking the fight to Max Biaggi, Crutchlow is eager to make amends this time around.

Indeed, while Crutchlow has secured a trio of pole positions already this season, the Yamaha Sterilgarda rider is more confident about his race chances compared to Portimao and Valencia.

"It's been great to take three Superpoles from six meetings so far this year, I'm really looking forward to the racing tomorrow. Yamaha have been doing a really good job in developing the bike to put us on the front row, it was unfortunate we couldn't deliver more in Monza to repay them but we were unlucky.

“We've been up there all weekend in qualifying and practices so I think we have a good chance to deliver in the races. It's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to taking the fight to the boys, I reckon there will be five or six up there all looking for the win, I think James is going to be one of them."

Crutchlow's effort of 1min 37.243secs is also a new lap record for a Superbike at Kyalami, marginally quicker than Ben Spies' pole winning time from 2009.

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Hugh Janus - Unregistered

May 16, 2010 12:08 AM

Seems to me it's only a matter of time now before the wins begin for the Yamaha boys. I hope they come soon enough to bring them into contention by the seasons end. Good luck to you Cal for your 1st and to JT, some good team pr now in place and appreciated by some of us fans. The Team looks to be working very well all round. Great stuff and the more the merrier! :) :)

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