Winner in Argentina and the first satellite rider to lead the MotoGP World Championship since 2004, what if anything is LCR's Cal Crutchlow missing compared to the factory Repsol team?

Like Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, the Englishman has the latest RC213V at his disposal and he is currently the only Honda rider to win in 2018.

"What is missing is about 60 staff," Crutchlow replied.

"But my team is obviously working very, very well and maybe better than them at the moment.

"I don’t think there is anything missing in my team. Lucio [team manager] and Beefy [crew chief] do a great job to organise the garage and we don't miss anything on the bike as such.

"We have what we have from Honda and do the best job we can. But with regards to how Lucio has the bike prepared, we don't miss anything at all and that's always been a great credit to Lucio and the team. They prepare the bikes as best as possible, no matter what.

"The difference is just the resources, between a factory and satellite team it's big.

"But it's nice for us three [satellite] guys sat here [Crutchlow, Johann Zarco and Jack Miller] to know we can be competitive with the factory teams.

"In Qatar we were all competitive with the factory guys as well. I know it's only the start of the season - in the middle of the year we might finish a minute behind, I have no idea - but at the moment it's great for the championship."





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