Crutchlow Pleased After “Big Improvement”


Cal Crutchlow was satisfied to secure a place on the third row of the grid for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix after a terrible start to the weekend on Friday. The Briton was fifteenth after the opening day but bounced back to reach Q2 automatically and claim eighth spot on the grid.

“It was a big improvement on yesterday, I don’t think I could’ve got any slower yesterday”, he told The Checkered Flag. “I was quite pleased with the position and I did my fastest ever lap around Silverstone even though it was only good enough for eighth position and I look forward to tomorrow’s race. We have a few problems but hopefully we can iron them out with a few changes.”

The LCR Honda rider’s run of misfortune at Silverstone looked set to continue when he encountered a problem in FP4 and Crutchlow admitted that put him on his back foot for qualifying.

“We had a problem at the start of FP4 and I didn’t get to test what I wanted to test so I had to gamble a little bit in qualifying. We took a short bike to see if we could gain some grip but we never altered the setting on it all and hoped for the best but I’m pleased. We’re in for a good race in the second battle. The front group is an issue but after that there are about eight guys on one lap time”.