Third row for Crutchlow in Valencia

17 November 2019 - Latest news
Third row for Crutchlow in Valencia

Cal Crutchlow emerged unscathed from a nasty crash early on Saturday to secure a spot on the third row for the Valencia Grand Prix. The LCR Honda Castrol rider avoided serious injury after going down in FP3, but had already done enough to secure a place in Q2 and subsequently went on to claim ninth position on the grid for Sunday’s season finale at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

#35 Cal Crutchlow (9th – 1’30.726)

“I’m ok (after the crash), there’s nothing broken, just a few cuts to my left hand which we thought was broken. It was strange because I didn’t crash on my left hand side, I crashed on my right so I don’t really know where I hit my hand, but it seemed to have slapped the ground quite hard and it was painful. When I went back out it was really painful, but I had some treatment between FP3 and FP4 and then it wasn’t so bad. I’m happy enough because we’ve already started to test for next year with something on the bike. I think there’s some positives from it and some negatives. So we’re happy enough with what we’re doing and getting stuff ready for Honda.”

Results Q1 & Q2 combined:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT 1’29.978
2 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 1’30.010
3 Jack MILLER Pramac Racing 1’30.086
4 Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1’30.178
5 Franco MORBIDELLI Petronas Yamaha SRT 1’30.449
6 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team 1’30.511
7 Joan MIR Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1’30.573
8 Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1’30.595
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda CASTROL 1’30.726
10 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team 1’30.771
11 Pol ESPARGARO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1’30.908
12 Valentino ROSSI Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1’30.954
13 Johann ZARCO LCR Honda IDEMITSU 1’30.826
14 Michele PIRRO Ducati Team 1’30.949
15 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1’30.972
16 Jorge LORENZO Repsol Honda Team 1’31.295
17 Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1’31.383
18 Tito RABAT Reale Avintia Racing 1’31.507
19 Iker LECUONA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’31.658
20 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1’31.714
21 Karel ABRAHAM Reale Avintia Racing 1’31.815
22 Hafizh SYAHRIN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’31.839