Crutchlow : “a little dissapointed”

11 September 2021 - Latest news
Crutchlow : “a little dissapointed”

Crutchlow waited for the majority of the riders to leave pit lane ahead of him before commencing his Q1 challenge. His benchmark lap moved him straight up to fourth place, but the times were dropping fast. The Briton responded with a 1’47.946s lap, reclaiming fourth place, though by the time he made it back to pit lane he was in fifth.

With almost five minutes remaining, the number-35 rider resumed his shoot-out. He had time to put in two more hot laps, and he saved the best for last. He posted a 1’47.613s on lap 7/7 to take fifth in the Q1 timesheets, with a 0.320s gap to first. This result will have Crutchlow start the Aragon GP from 15th place on the grid.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – P15 – 1.47,613

“Obviously, yesterday was a good day. This morning was also good, but I missed out on the top 10 to go into Q2. That would have probably been a lot easier situation to be in. But overall we’re happy. At the end of the day, I believe we have done a good job this weekend. Our pace has been fast, and for a test rider I think it has been respectable and not too bad at all. I didn’t qualify well because I made a mistake in the last sector in the last corner. I was last in this sector actually, which is probably my best sector at this circuit normally. So, I’m a little disappointed with that. But the whole Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team have been working great, and we look forward to seeing what we can do tomorrow.”

Results Q1 & Q2 combined

PosRiderTeamFastest lap
1Francesco BAGNAIADucati Lenovo Team1’46.322
2Jack MILLERDucati Lenovo Team1’46.688
3Fabio QUARTARAROMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP1’46.719
4Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda Team1’46.736
5Jorge MARTINPramac Racing1’46.878
6Aleix ESPARGAROAprilia Racing Team Gresini1’46.883
7Joan MIRTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR1’47.162
8Pol ESPARGARORepsol Honda Team1’47.194
9Enea BASTIANINIAvintia Esponsorama1’47.278
10Johann ZARCOPramac Racing1’47.288
11Takaaki NAKAGAMILCR Honda IDEMITSU1’47.366
12Brad BINDERRed Bull KTM Factory Racing1’47.932
13Iker LECUONATech 3 KTM Factory Racing1’47.508
14Alex MARQUEZLCR Honda CASTROL1’47.542
15Cal CRUTCHLOWMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP1’47.613
16Danilo PETRUCCITech 3 KTM Factory Racing1’47.708
17Luca MARINISKY VR46 Avintia1’47.741
18Miguel OLIVEIRARed Bull KTM Factory Racing1’47.750
19Maverick VIÑALESAprilia Racing Team Gresini1’47.764
20Alex RINSTeam SUZUKI ECSTAR1’47.790
21Valentino ROSSIPetronas Yamaha SRT1’47.863
22Jake DIXONPetronas Yamaha SRT1’48.146