How Cal beat Rossi and Marquez
BRIT FANS COME OUT IN FORCE AT SILVERSTONE
Crutchlow might have finished nearly a second ahead of Valentino Rossi in Silverstone, but that doesn’t mean it was an easy race for the LCR Honda rider, who had his fair share of drama throughout the 19-lap spectacle!
From pole position, Crutchlow doesn’t have the best of starts, falling back to third behind Rossi and Viñales until the red flags bring a premature end to the race.
Making a better start second time out, he leads briefly until a problem with the fuel map on his Honda forces an error, letting Viñales through.
Crutchlow is locked in battle with Rossi, refusing to give an inch – although admitting afterwards that he did sit up a little through The Loop when he British fans had plenty to shout about this weekend following Crutchlow’s win in Brno, so when he followed it up with pole position, on top of Lowes’ Moto2 pole, it’s hardly surprising the biggest crowd in recent years of 73,310 packed themselves into Silverstone on race day. The sound of cheering and blasting air horns echoed around the circuit as Crutchlow fought tooth and nail for second place in Sunday’s race.