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PRESS RELEASE: 23 November 2017 | Jerez de la Fronters Winter Test
LCR Honda CASTROL rider Cal Crutchlow declared himself satisfied after completing a gruelling two-day testing session at Jerez on Thursday. The Briton will be receiving official factory support from HRC in next year’s MotoGP World Championship and continued his preparations by putting Honda’s new RC213V prototype through its paces in southern Spain.
The 32-year-old got through an exhausting 79 laps at the resurfaced Jerez track today and – with HRC factory duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa not present – gathered more valuable information on Honda’s 2018 machine. Crutchlow showed good pace throughout and finished the session having posted the second fastest lap, behind only 2017 World Championship runner-up Andrea Dovizioso.
Cal Crutchlow – 2nd
(1’37.818 – 79 laps)
“It was a tough and tiring day, but we managed to get a lot of positives and information for Honda on the new prototype bike. We now look forward to them assessing what they can bring forward for 2018, but we’re pleased to have completed the test here, I think it was very important to do it.
“We had a lot of help from Honda and HRC here, the team did a great job and we worked hard over the two days. I was pleased with the pace on both bikes; my 2017 bike and the 2018 bike. Now we have to continue to work together in the off season – even though now is time for some rest – we will keep working to try and make the best bike possible to be competitive next season.”