Cal Crutchlow rides through the pain to take top ten finish in #CatalanGP
Cal Crutchlow showed all of his class and courage to secure a top-10 in the Catalunya Grand Prix on Sunday. Starting from 16th on the grid, The LCR Honda CASTROL rider defied pain from his arm and ankle injuries to pick his way through the field and claim an impressive points finish on his return to competitive action in the MotoGP class.
The Briton demonstrated his pace on the 2020 RC213V as he went fifth fastest in the morning warm-up session. After a chaotic start at the Circuit de Catalunya, Cal settled into a good rhythm and picked up places at regular intervals during the 24-lap race. Having battled with Maverick Viñales over the final few laps, he eventually settled for tenth and a very positive result after sitting out the Misano double-header due to his injury problems.
Cal Crutchlow – 10th
“It was a positive day to finish the race and be in the top 10 today, I expected a little more but I was unable to get a good start. I always knew the start was going to be a challenging part of the race as I was probably the only rider on the grid without the start device. But I think we did a good job in the race to be battling with riders who had good results last week and, not having been on the bike for a long time, it was good to get race distance under my belt. I had some pain and problems with my arm, but I felt I didn’t finish the race too bad and with a different setting on the bike we could have been a little bit better. But we did a good job as a team this weekend and we look forward to Le Mans.”