Early end for Crutchlow in Valencia

18 November 2019 - Latest news
Early end for Crutchlow in Valencia

The 2019 MotoGP season ended on a disappointing note for Cal Crutchlow as he failed to finish Sunday’s Valencia Grand Prix. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider slid out towards the midway stage at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as he ended the season in ninth place in the riders’ championship. Starting from ninth on the grid, Crutchlow lost a place on the opening lap but had settled into a decent rhythm and fought his way past Valentino Rossi to reclaim ninth spot. However, at the start of lap ten, the Briton was late on to the brakes at the first corner and was unable to avoid crashing out.

Cal Crutchlow – DNF
“I feel ok. It was disappointing to crash here in the race in the last round in Valencia. Ironically, I felt quite good in the race, but I braked a bit late going into turn one and went into a dirty part of the track. I nearly saved the bike, but didn’t quite manage to and so now we’ll see what tomorrow brings. I’m looking forward to the test, I don’t know what the full testing schedule is yet, but we’ll be trying to improve the bike for next year”.

Race results:

Pos. Rider Team Time / Gap
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 41’21.469
2 Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT 1.026
3 Jack MILLER Pramac Racing 2.409
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team 3.326
5 Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 3.508
6 Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 8.829
7 Joan MIR Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 10.622
8 Valentino ROSSI Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 22.992
9 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 32.704
10 Pol ESPARGARO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 32.973
11 Tito RABAT Reale Avintia Racing 42.795
12 Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 45.732
13 Jorge LORENZO Repsol Honda Team 51.044
14 Karel ABRAHAM Reale Avintia Racing +1’04.871
15 Hafizh SYAHRIN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 +1’16.487
Not Classified
Andrea IANNONE Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1 Lap
Franco MORBIDELLI Petronas Yamaha SRT 9 Laps
Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team 14 Laps
Johann ZARCO LCR Honda IDEMITSU 14 Laps
Iker LECUONA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 14 Laps
Michele PIRRO Ducati Team 19 Laps