MotoGP: Crutchlow ready to get back racing at Assen
Fresh from having been a spectator at the Isle of Man TT over the past couple of weeks, Cal Crutchlow this weekend gets to take part in the Dutch TT at Assen, the oldest and most revered venue on the MotoGP World Championship calendar. In a break from a long-standing tradition however, the TT race takes place on a Sunday for the very first time, in an effort to give modern fans the full weekend experience.
The LCR Honda Team head to the Netherlands on a positive note, after Crutchlow secured the best finish of his season so far at the last round in Catalonia, followed up by setting the fastest time of the post-race testing session. The British rider also enjoys racing at Assen, having taken pole position and a podium finish at the ‘Cathedral’ in 2013.
Hopes are high for another step forward for Cal and the team on what is a special weekend for all concerned, as it marks the celebration of 250 races of collaboration between GIVI and LCR Honda (well-known company based in Brescia and worldwide leader in the production and sale of motorbikes accessories).
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“I’ve spent some time back on the Isle of Man over the last couple of weeks, watching a bit of racing at the TT, which is one of my favourite events of the year. However, obviously now I’m looking forward to Holland, because we had a more positive weekend in Barcelona and I think Assen is a circuit where the Honda will work quite well. We are keen to get to work on the base setting of the bike in the first free practices and get ready for the weekend.”
“We always get a great crowd at Assen, and I really enjoy seeing and meeting everyone there. Hopefully there will be even more fans now the race is on a Sunday, and we can have a good weekend on the LCR Honda with GIVI.”