How Cal beat Rossi and Mar­quez


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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.

Crutchlow fought hard for his Sil­ver­stone podium and gave the Bri­tish fans some­thing to re­ally get ex­cited abour START RESTART LAP 4 LAP 11 LAP 17 LAP 18 Sil­ver­stone’s stands were packed

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