P13 for Crutchlow in Australia

17 October 2022 - Latest news
P13 for Crutchlow in Australia

Unlike all expectations, rain was back on Sunday morning for the Warm Up session of the MotoGP in Australia. Yet, the sun came out shortly after and dried up the track for some fantastic racing at the riders’ favorite Phillip Island Circuit for round 18 of 2022.

The 27 laps thriller couldn’t get any more exciting for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team. Cal Crutchlow started from P17 and lost several positions on the opening laps to find himself back in P21 on lap two. From there he started his march through the field and picked up one place after another, being in the points on Lap 13. He made some more efforts in the second half of the race to eventually see the flag in 13th.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – P13 –

“Honestly speaking, I’m a bit disappointed with the result but I caused it myself, I did a mistake during the start and fell back almost to last, so I had to come back through. My problem was in the first lap, I had no heat in the brake, I got a good start, went into turn one and ran wide and the bike started to shook and I went backward. I was pleased with my pace in the race, I just picked my way through and passed by some guys. If I would have went with Johann (Zarco) and rode the way I should have ridden here, I could have stayed there as I had the pace. I felt really good, the best all weekend so it’s a shame for the result, but the last five laps I just had no tyre left. But, I was quite pleased with the bike and felt in control of the bike with the lap time I was doing. Now, we go to Malaysia and try with Fabio to win there, cause now all we can do is try to win.”

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