Britain’s Cal Crutchlow thinks he will be able to take some risks at this weekend’s Motorland Aragon MotoGP round as it is wide, fast track that he likes and the lean angle problem shouldn’t be so much of an issue.
The Isle of Man resident, who moves to LCR Honda in 2015, will not be riding the GP14.2 tested by Andreas Iannone and Dovizioso at Mugello on Tuesday but says he didn’t expect to be and understands the reasons why he is now a couple of updates behind.
“It’s a real riders’ circuit, I feel. There are some really fast corners, turns three and four are good and then after the downhill corkscrew too. I like to be able to take some risks around here, it is more of a circuit that you can get away with taking a few risks. The circuit is nice and wide so I believe that coming to a circuit that you like a little more, you expect a better result,” said Crutchlow, speaking at Aragon.
Crutchlow is still struggling to understand why he isn’t able to match the lean angle of his Italian team-mates but can carry the same amount of corner speed, and says that he will try and gather some data to get to the bottom of it.
“To turn the bike you have to be able to lean the bike and what we don’t understand is how in a lot of corners we still go around as fast as the other guys but with five degrees less lean angle because science of that shouldn’t work at all. I think we need to continue to work on that and realise why because we don’t understand why. In the slower corners it will be worse as in the fast corner you can steer with the rear.”