Cal Crutchlow 17th in dramatic race at Spielberg

15 August 2021 - Latest news
Cal Crutchlow 17th in dramatic race at Spielberg

In his second race as stand-in for the recovering Franco Morbidelli, Crutchlow was able to gain a couple of places on the opening lap, having started the AustrianGP 20th. Although he soon dropped back to his starting grid position, the Brit was able to stay in touch with the riders ahead for a time. Cal had made his way into the points when the rain started to fall and was among the riders that changed bikes on lap 25. This saw him drop back to 17th, which is also where he finished the race.

Next on the cards for PETRONAS Yamaha SRT will be the British Grand Prix at Silverstone (27-29 August), which will be a home GP for stand-in rider Crutchlow.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – P17 – (+55,950)

I felt like I got a good start and was with a small group for a while, although I wasn’t able to stay completely in contact with them. My pace was not too bad at that point and I felt comfortable. I had a small problem with the electronics though and I had to spend time trying to figure it out. After this my pace was not too bad but I was the last rider to come to the water, so I didn’t know how fast to go and I didn’t know if everyone had gone in the pits or carried on. Once I saw on the big screen at the last corner that everyone had pulled in, I quickly dived in to change the bike as well. Unfortunately the track was like ice, even with the wet tyres, because the ground was still so hot. It was a strange last couple of laps! Overall I’m happy with these two weekends especially as I only qualified half a tenth slower than I did last year.

Race results:

Pos.RiderTeamTime / Gap
1Brad BINDERRed Bull KTM Factory Racing40’43.928
2Francesco BAGNAIADucati Lenovo Team12.991
3Jorge MARTINPramac Racing14.570
5Luca MARINISKY VR46 Avintia17.831
6Iker LECUONATech 3 KTM Factory Racing17.952
7Fabio QUARTARAROMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP19.650
8Valentino ROSSIPetronas Yamaha SRT20.150
10Aleix ESPARGAROAprilia Racing Team Gresini21.270
11Jack MILLERDucati Lenovo Team28.144
12Danilo PETRUCCITech 3 KTM Factory Racing28.193
13Takaaki NAKAGAMILCR Honda IDEMITSU28.603
15Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda Team38.459
16Pol ESPARGARORepsol Honda Team43.384
17Cal CRUTCHLOWPetronas Yamaha SRT55.950
not classified
Miguel OLIVEIRARed Bull KTM Factory Racing6 Laps
Johann ZARCOPramac Racing10 Laps
Enea BASTIANINIAvintia Esponsorama22 Laps