Crutchlow eyeing Biaggi battle

Despite dominating over a single lap, Crutchlow predicts Biaggi will be the rider to beat once again.
Cal Crutchlow has is setting his sights on Max Biaggi as he looks to break his World Superbike duck from pole position at Brno.

For the fourth time in nine events this year Crutchlow will start at the front of the field after the Yamaha rider crushed the opposition in Superpole from start-to-finish.

Arguably his most accomplished Superpole performance to date, the reigning World Supersport Champion was three tenths under Troy Bayliss's two-year-old lap record around the Czech circuit.

He was also a mammoth seven tenths faster than Biaggi, although he maintains the Aprilia man will be the one to beat come race day.

"It's great to be on pole today but I'd rather give away the pole for a race win, but you've got to take them when you can. I really enjoyed the Superpole, it was a good session for us, and we were strong through it all.

“We're working well and I'm pleased with that but Max is definitely the one to beat tomorrow. All credit to the guys who are on the front row. I can see it being a big battle tomorrow; I don't see one guy heading off but at least ten at the start and maybe five at the end.

“The lap was good, I think I could have done a 1.57 because I ran really deep into one corner which cost me a bit of time. We had another qualifier left sat in the garage but I didn't need it in the end."

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HondasAreJunk - Unregistered

July 10, 2010 6:15 PM

Crutchlow, Biaggi might find more speed or might not because he's switching to his #2 bike. Either way stick to him until the last 2 laps unless the rest are catching up. Don't try to check out. The yamaha does not conserve the tires as well as the aprilia at the end. Use your head. Biaggi is fricken fast. Let him lead, break from the group and attack accordingly on the last 2 laps. Don't try to win the race on cold tires or in the first laps. Is that too difficult to do?

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