CRUTCHLOW: ‘I SHOULD BE THIRD IN THE TI­TLE CHASE’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

A frus­trated Cal Crutchlow says he should be third in the 2016 Mo­togp cham­pi­onship – even though he is yet to score a sin­gle point.

Once again show­ing top-five pace, another mis­take saw him crash and then restart… and he again ad­mit­ted that the ac­ci­dent was of his own mak­ing. “I was push­ing too hard in an area where we shouldn’t have to be push­ing; my bike has no real speed, and I have to try and make up ev­ery­thing on the brakes. Dani and Marc found some­thing for the speed this week­end, and they don’t have to push there any more.

“What­ever we’re do­ing isn’t work­ing. We have the pace, and three fifth places would have put me third in the cham­pi­onship – but I never made them hap­pen. It’s com­pletely my fault, and there’s no-one else to blame.”

Crutchlow is push­ing hard to over­come is­sues with his LCR Honda – is­sues that seem to have been re­solved by Marc Mar­quez. And now the ballsy Brit says it’s time to re­think his ap­proach.

He added: “We need to look at set­ting the bike up dif­fer­ently, be­cause we took a di­rec­tion for the first three races that hasn’t worked. Dani and I aren’t as strong as we were, even though Marc is; but Marc is Marc! He’s spe­cial, he can ride around any­thing. Honda aren’t do­ing a bad job – he’s just bet­ter than every­one else at the minute.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.