MotoGP Germany: Good start ‘crucial’ for Crutchlow

Crutchlow starts from the second row tomorrow
Crutchlow starts from the second row tomorrow Picture: Yamaha Racing

Monster Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow has emphasised that a good start in tomorrow’s Sachsenring MotoGP round will be crucial as the track isn’t a place that promotes a lot over overtaking, added to the fact he is still lacking a bit of speed through the first sector.

The British rider will start from the second row after heading qualifying twice in the final minutes. Yesterday, he was giving away four-tenths of a second in the opening two corners bit has found some pace overmight.

"Getting away is going to be crucial because you don’t do much passing here. I think it will be follow my leader sort of stuff but as I have said, we’re not great in the first two corners. Third and fourth sectors we’re good, the faster corners, but I think the first sections are more about experience and line. Throttle control and stuff like that which you only get from doing more laps," said Crutchlow, speaking to this evening.

"If the rain is the same tomorrow it will be a very tricky race and a real test of concentration. It won’t be any easier in the dry either considering the lack of dry track time. I was very close to being on the front row again but to head the second row is a good result."

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