Cal Crutchlow takes fifth place at the Australian GP


It was a great fifth-place finish for Cal Crutchlow at the Phillip Island Grand Prix in Australia. After the disappointment of the last few weeks the British rider, from Team LCR Honda (that flow-meter™ is sponsoring in a three-year deal), battled through to the bitter end in the leading group.

Luck appeared not to be on his side when he suffered a bad fall during the wet warm-up that morning. But despite setting off in tenth position in the grid, he refused to give in and crossed the line in fifth.

“After falling in the morning,” said Crutchlow, “I didn’t give up despite the doctors’ scepticism. In the race I did a good overtake and managed the pressure from my opponents until the very end.”

The Australian GP was won by Marquez, ahead of Rossi and Viñales. Dovizioso had to settle for 13th. Marquez, a Honda rider, now tops the leaderboard by some way, +33 ahead of Ducati’s rider with two races to go.

Crutchlow and co.’s next stop-off is in Malaysia for the Sepang GP on 29 October.

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