Moto GP

Cal Crutchlow concludes Qatar test in good spirits

Posted:

Cal Crutchlow concludes Qatar test in good spirits
Cal Crutchlow and his LCR Honda Team completed their last test before the start of the MotoGP World Championship proper on Friday evening, with the final day of three taking place at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

Testing this year has been more important than in previous years due to the changes in regulations that include a new official tyre supplier in Michelin and a standard ECU software package across the whole field.

Despite a small tumble whilst completing a race simulation, the British rider still leaves Qatar in good spirits having made some decent progress in improving the front-end feeling from his factory spec Honda RC213V. Crutchlow set the seventh fastest time of the evening, and of the week, but knows there is still room for improvement before the season begins at the same Losail track in under two weeks‰Ûª time.

‰ÛÏToday was a better day, together with the team we worked well," Crutchlow said.

"The problem however was that we didn‰Ûªt have enough tyres for the whole testing session, the same as a lot of the other riders. Unfortunately, that meant we were using some used tyres when we started to do our longer run and I had a front-end crash. The bike actually flipped over and landed on top of me, so I had to have some scans and check-ups afterwards.‰Û
Cal Crutchlow concludes Qatar test in good spirits
Cal Crutchlow concludes Qatar test in good spirits
MotoGP Test Times - Friday - Day 3
1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 54.810s [Lap 11/51]
2. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 55.326s +0.516s [43/55]
3. Maverick Vi̱ales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 55.333s +0.523s [29/48]
4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 55.402s +0.592s [52/52]
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 55.429s +0.619s [36/55]
6. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 55.535s +0.725s [5/52]
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.592s +0.782s [37/46]
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 55.700s +0.890s [47/47]
9. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 55.733s +0.923s [8/23]
10. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.882s +1.072s [35/40]
11. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 55.894s +1.084s [17/18]
12. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.966s +1.156s [39/62]
13. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 56.057s +1.247s [20/27]
14. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 56.142s +1.332s [27/30]
15. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.419s +1.609s [28/32]
16. Michele Pirro ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 56.591s +1.781s [30/63]
17. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 57.027s +2.217s [7/29]
18. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 57.043s +2.233s [50/52]
19. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 57.046s +2.236s [31/40]
20. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 57.146s +2.336s [35/51]
21. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 57.340s +2.530s [41/61]
22. Takuya Tsuda JPN Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 2m 0.291s +5.481s [18/20]

MotoGP Test Times - Combined Times
1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 54.810s [Day 3]
2. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 55.326s +0.516s [Day 3]
3. Maverick Vi̱ales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 55.333s +0.523s [Day 3]
4. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 55.402s +0.592s [Day 3]
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 55.429s +0.619s [Day 3]
6. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 55.508s +0.698s [Day 2]
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.592s +0.782s [Day 3]
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 55.700s +0.890s [Day 3]
9. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 55.733s +0.923s [Day 3]
10. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 55.857s +1.047s [Day 2]
11. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.882s +1.072s [Day 3]
12. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 55.894s +1.084s [Day 3]
13. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.966s +1.156s [Day 3]
14. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 56.057s +1.247s [Day 3]
15. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.126s +1.316s [Day 2]
16. Michele Pirro ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 56.591s +1.781s [Day 3]
17. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 57.027s +2.217s [Day 3]
18. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 57.043s +2.233s [Day 3]
19. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 57.046s +2.236s [Day 3]
20. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 57.146s +2.336s [Day 3]
21. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 57.340s +2.530s [Day 3]
22. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda Test Rider (RC213V) 1m 58.347s +3.537s [Day 2]
23. Takuya Tsuda JPN Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 2m 0.291s +5.481s [Day 3]

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print
Action Sports Decals

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Motocross

Jay Wilson Continues On His Winning Way In Japan

Enduro

Double delight for Wil Ruprecht at Enduro GP of Portugal

Motocross

Despite Showing Speed The MXGP of Sardegna Turns Into a Tough One For Mitch Evans

Motocross

Calvin Vlaanderen and Tom Vialle Master Sandy Riola Sardo to Win the MXGP of Sardegna

Speedway

Aussie Max Fricke Snares Victory At FIM Speedway GP of Poland

Enduro

Wil Ruprecht Claims EnduroGP Victory On Day One Of GP Of Portugal

Motocross

Jorge Prado Set For MXGP of Sardegna Return This Weekend

Motocross

Kay de Wolf To Miss MXGP Of Sardegna Following Cycling Injury

Motocross

Courtney Duncan To Focus On Recovery And Final Two WMX Rounds

Motocross

Shane McElrath To Fill In For Dean Wilson At Husqvarna Factory Racing

Motocross

Mattia Guadagnini To Move Up To The MXGP Class

Motocross

Romain Febvre Still Not Ready To Return To Racing

What's On This Week

FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - Round 2
Xross - Serbia
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
East Coast MX Series - Round 3
Maitland DMCC - NSW
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 6
Edenhope
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 5
Edenhope
Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Featured:

MTX Sprockets and XAM Chains

Is The Motocross Future Now With Stark Varg?

Fusport XP2 Review

Under or Over – We pit Fly Racing’s Revel Race Roost Guard against the Fly Barricade Zip Vest.

Into the Night – Part Two

Into the Night – Part One

What's On This Week

FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - Round 2
Xross - Serbia
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
East Coast MX Series - Round 3
Maitland DMCC - NSW
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 6
Edenhope
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 5
Edenhope
Saturday, May 21st, 2022