Crutchlow braves final day of testing despite injuries

25 February 2020 - Latest news
Crutchlow braves final day of testing despite injuries

MotoGP pre-season testing came to a close at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar on Monday evening, with Cal Crutchlow toughing out 70 laps of the desert track, in spite of the painful arm injuries he sustained on Sunday afternoon.

The LCR Honda Castrol star was forced to sit out the remainder of testing on day two, but made up for it considerably by riding through the pain barrier on the final night to improve his previous best time from the test by one and a half seconds. The three-day Doha test completes the team’s on-track preparations for the up and coming 20-race MotoGP season, with the racing action kicking off at the same venue in less than two weeks’ time. Free practice for the Grand Prix of Qatar begins on Friday the 6th of March ahead of Sunday evening’s opening race at 6pm local time.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – 18th (1’54.830 – lap 61 of 70)
“Today was a very difficult day because of the injuries I suffered in yesterday’s crash. My arm is still very swollen and there is a big haematoma on the elbow. So to do 70 laps today, I’m not sure there are many others who would have been able to do that. My team work really hard, as we all do, but then it’s down to me to tough it out and just get on with the job at hand. Overall, we managed to get through a lot of things this evening, some positive and some negative. We just need to keep working on those negatives by giving HRC all the feedback and information we’ve collected here, so that they can improve the bike for the first race next week.”


Results day 3:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 VIÑALES, Maverick Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1:53.858
2 MORBIDELLI, Franco Petronas Yamaha SRT 1:53.891
3 RINS, Alex Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1:54.068
4 QUARTARARO, Fabio Petronas Yamaha SRT 1:54.077
5 MILLER, Jack Pramac Racing 1:54.105
6 MIR, Joan Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1:54.129
7 MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 1:54.149
8 NAKAGAMI, Takaaki LCR Honda IDEMITSU 1:54.239
9 BINDER, Brad Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:54.283
10 DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 1:54.312
11 BAGNAIA, Francesco Pramac Racing 1:54.326
12 ROSSI, Valentino Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1:54.332
13 ESPARGARO, Aleix Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1:54.432
14 ESPARGARO, Pol Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:54.623
15 RABAT, Tito Reale Avintia Racing 1:54.674
16 PETRUCCI, Danilo Ducati Team 1:54.752
17 ZARCO, Johann Reale Avintia Racing 1:54.760
18 CRUTCHLOW, Cal LCR Honda CASTROL 1:54.830
19 OLIVEIRA, Miguel Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1:55.008
20 LECUONA, Iker Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1:55.301
21 MARQUEZ, Alex Repsol Honda Team 1:55.519
22 SMITH, Bradley Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1:55.916