Crutchlow third overall on positive first day of MotoGP racing

17 July 2020 - Latest news
Crutchlow third overall on positive first day of MotoGP racing

After 243 days since the last racing action in #MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycle racing series finally got its wheels turning once more, with the first day of practice at the closed-doors Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez on Friday. It was an excitingly positive return to track for Cal Crutchlow and the LCR Honda CASTROL Team, with the Englishman producing an excellent third place overall on board his GIVI branded RC213V. LCR’s long-term partners ( will shine on the Brit’s bike for 6 races this year, and will hope to join Cal in another podium celebration in Sunday’s 25-lap race.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – 3rd – 1’37.438
“Today was not a bad day at all. We worked really well as a team and it’s nice to be back into a race weekend after waiting as long as we have to get back. We tested on Wednesday, but it was great to get out there for real this morning. We set not too bad a lap time in the morning session, and then this afternoon we worked on the race-pace and race set-up of the bike and I think we have managed to improve that a little bit. We still have a fair amount of work to do tomorrow, however, to make sure we are ready for Sunday’s first Grand Prix. I can’t wait!”


Results FP2:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Franco MORBIDELLI Petronas Yamaha SRT 1’38.125
2 Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT 1’38.152
3 Brad BINDER Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1’38.250
4 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 1’38.369
5 Pol ESPARGARO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1’38.372
6 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda CASTROL 1’38.390
7 Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1’38.596
8 Johann ZARCO Hublot Reale Avintia Racing 1’38.610
9 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team 1’38.614
10 Francesco BAGNAIA Pramac Racing 1’38.625
11 Takaaki NAKAGAMI LCR Honda IDEMITSU 1’38.687
12 Iker LECUONA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’38.816
13 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team 1’38.836
14 Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1’38.845
15 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1’38.904
16 Joan MIR Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1’38.933
17 Miguel OLIVEIRA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’39.004
18 Jack MILLER Pramac Racing 1’39.156
19 Tito RABAT Hublot Reale Avintia Racing 1’39.181
20 Valentino ROSSI Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1’39.222
21 Alex MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 1’39.604
22 Bradley SMITH Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1’39.703