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MotoGP Jerez: Tyre choice ‘tricky’ for Crutchlow

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow believes choosing the right tyre to have a chance of winning tomorrow’s Jerez MotoGP will be tricky as the medium might not last and the hard might not be fast enough.

Track temperature will, as always, play a major part in the decision - likely to be taken on the grid - but Crutchlow has at least ruled out using the softest option.

“At the moment we’ve tried most of the tyres and we know that the soft rear is never going to last the race. The medium, we're not too sure, but the hard will last although I'm not sure if it's fast enough,” said Crutchlow, speaking at the track.

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“It's going to be a tricky one for everyone but if there's anyone who can make the hard rear tyre work it will be the Hondas and maybe we can have better pace at the end of the race. It's a calculation we'll have to make tonight to see if we can go with them at the start of the race if somebody else used the medium tyre.

“Overall it's been a really positive day and to be on the front row in the dry in Jerez is always good. It's not a fantastic circuit for me so to being on the front row I'm looking forward to hopefully going with the guys tomorrow and seeing if I can go with them and seeing if it's possible to challenge for the podium.”

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