Monster Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow has played down his chances of a MotoGP podium at Jerez this weekend, saying the riders who have been going there for ten years - compared to his two - are more likely to earn success at the tight Spanish track.
Crutchlow got his season off to a bright start with fourth place at Qatar, beating team-mate and former works Honda man Andrea Dovizioso after a race-long tussle but the Isle of Man resident says he can only hope to being Britain a premier class podium.
"Jerez is a hard track and it’s a difficult track for me because I’ve only been there twice. Testing obviously went well but it’s a little different. I think the race will be tougher than the test and it’s about knowing the tracks well and when those boys have been there for ten years, it’s difficult," said Crutchlow.
The British fans are phenomenal but we don’t have the Italian or Spanish breed of winning grand prix races. That is because we’re not brought up on grand prix bikes. When it comes it will be good because it’s a long time waiting. I’m not saying I’m going to get on the podium but I hope it for the British fans as much as myself.”
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