Crutchlow : disappointed about the result, proud about our weekend

31 August 2021 - Latest news
Crutchlow : disappointed about the result, proud about our weekend

Cal Crutchlow began the race from 19th place and soon moved up two positions with riders crashing out in the busy opening lap. The Briton was spurred on by the crowds to push for championship points. He lost a bit of time sparring with some rivals which led to rear-tyre drop in the later stages, but he kept the bit between his teeth.

With 3 laps to go he overtook Valentino Rossi for 16th but then lost a place to Miguel Oliveira. He was unable to retaliate and ended the race in 17th place, 23.232s from first.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – P17 – +23,232

“I did enjoy the race. Obviously, I’m disappointed about where I finished, but overall I was pleased with my performance and pleased with the lap times I was doing. We came here to do a good job, and I feel we did that. During this weekend we worked in a great way with the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team, but I just started too far back. It was as simple as that, because I felt that I had a bit of a better pace to run with the guys nearer the front. In the mid-race I was quite pleased with my pace. It was probably a little bit faster than the pace I was doing over the weekend, so I stayed consistent. We saw a lot of guys dropping with the tyres, which we knew would happen. I was in the exact same boat with the rear tyre, but I was able to manage it well, which was quite pleasing. Overall, to be racing here in Silverstone in front of the home fans, I got great support. I’m glad they got to see three great races today. We can go away from here proud about our weekend.”

Race results:

Pos.RiderTeamTime / Gap
1Fabio QUARTARAROMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP40’20.579
3Aleix ESPARGAROAprilia Racing Team Gresini4.105
4Jack MILLERDucati Lenovo Team4.254
5Pol ESPARGARORepsol Honda Team8.462
6Brad BINDERRed Bull KTM Factory Racing12.189
7Iker LECUONATech 3 KTM Factory Racing13.560
10Danilo PETRUCCITech 3 KTM Factory Racing16.287
11Johann ZARCOPramac Racing16.339
12Enea BASTIANINIAvintia Esponsorama17.696
13Takaaki NAKAGAMILCR Honda IDEMITSU18.285
14Francesco BAGNAIADucati Lenovo Team20.913
15Luca MARINISKY VR46 Avintia21.018
16Miguel OLIVEIRARed Bull KTM Factory Racing22.022
17Cal CRUTCHLOWMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGP23.232
18Valentino ROSSIPetronas Yamaha SRT29.758
19Jake DIXONPetronas Yamaha SRT50.845
not classified
Jorge MARTINPramac Racing19 Laps
Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda Team0 Lap