Cal Crutchlow claimed a fine top-six finish at the Grand Prix of Aragon on Sunday to sign off in impressive style ahead of the flyaway races. The LCR Honda CASTROL rider was pleased with his performance after a difficult weekend at Misano last time out and is looking to take his momentum into the final rounds of the 2019 season.
Having gone second fastest in a damp warm up session, Crutchlow was always looking to be involved towards the front of the field in Sunday’s race. Although the Briton could not get as close to the leaders as he wanted after some early difficulties, a late pass on Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro ensured he moved into the top six and got good reward for his weekend’s work.
Cal Crutchlow: “I’m happy with that, I think today was a race we had to finish after last week’s disaster, so to come here and get a good result in Aragon, we’re happy with that. I just lost too much time, I got caught in some stupid battles on the first lap and then in the middle of the race I also ran off the track and lost another couple of seconds. I’m pleased with my pace overall, we didn’t think the race was going to be as fast as that for a start and we also held our pace throughout the race pretty well. I was able to make some good passes and get a top-six here in Aragon.”