Crutchlow just outside top ten in Valencia

15 November 2019 - Latest news
Crutchlow just outside top ten in Valencia

Cal Crutchlow just missed out on the top 10 on the opening day of free practice at the Valencia Grand Prix, the final round of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider had to settle for 11th position on the timesheets on a cold and windy day at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The Briton acknowledged that the cool conditions had made life much more difficult as he went 15th fastest in the morning’s FP1 session. Although he improved by nearly a second and a half in FP2, it wasn’t quite good enough for a top-10 spot as he finished just behind team-mate Johann Zarco.

Cal Crutchlow – 11th
(1’31.433 – lap 19 of 20)
“The first session this morning was freezing and by the end it was really windy. In the afternoon it was really windy and it got colder as the sun went in which is not great for these bikes. It would be a fantastic race if it was ten degrees hotter. It would make it a lot easier and a lot more manageable. It’s a difficult circuit on the best of days, let alone when it’s as cold as this weekend. With the braking here, there’s not much feeling in the tyres, so it’s tough.”

Results FP2:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT 1’30.735
2 Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1’30.883
3 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 1’30.974
4 Jack MILLER Pramac Racing 1’31.000
5 Franco MORBIDELLI Petronas Yamaha SRT 1’31.199
6 Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1’31.230
7 Joan MIR Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1’31.280
8 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1’31.305
9 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team 1’31.351
10 Johann ZARCO LCR Honda IDEMITSU 1’31.369
11 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda CASTROL 1’31.433
12 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team 1’31.455
13 Michele PIRRO Ducati Team 1’31.765
14 Valentino ROSSI Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1’31.775
15 Francesco BAGNAIA Pramac Racing 1’31.868
16 Jorge LORENZO Repsol Honda Team 1’31.880
17 Pol ESPARGARO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1’31.905
18 Tito RABAT Reale Avintia Racing 1’32.159
19 Karel ABRAHAM Reale Avintia Racing 1’32.278
20 Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1’32.467
21 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1’32.568
22 Hafizh SYAHRIN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’32.887
23 Iker LECUONA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’33.114