Unfortunate last race for Crutchlow in Valencia

6 November 2022 - Latest news
Unfortunate last race for Crutchlow in Valencia

After 20 thrilling rounds across the globe, the final weekend of the MotoGP World Championship 2022 that took place at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo saw a disappointing end for the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team today, as both, Darryn Binder and Cal Crutchlow unluckily crashed, although the latter managed to remount on his Yamaha YZR-M1 to see the chequered flag in P16.

Crutchlow had qualified in 17th position and kept the place on the first lap. He then struggled to keep his pace and lost a position on lap four. Yet he kept fighting and caught up again. He was back in the points scoring positions on lap seven, but crashed on the same lap. However, he managed to get back in the saddle and lined up in P20 with more than 50 seconds to the rider in front. He eventually benefited from some crashes in front of him and finally saw the flag in P16 finishing his 6th race of the season after coming from retirement replacing Andrea Dovizioso from the San Marino Grand Prix.

#35 Cal Crutchlow – P16 –

“I’m happy with what we have done in the last six races, I felt good, I felt a lot better than I thought I would feel. This weekend was difficult but I honestly believed I would have had a good result, the problem was I felt that the tyre pressure went up at the start of the race, this was evidently why I crashed because of the massive rise in pressure, it was way over when I crashed. And then when I rode round alone it was in a perfect range, I had a great pace where I wanted to. I was just making sure I finished the race incase I could get a point for the team. Overall, not a bad weekend, my pace was okay, nothing really really special. We did our job for YAMAHA and for the RNF MotoGP Team and now I can go home happy.”

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