Britain’s Cal Crutchlow crashed on the seventh lap of yesterday’s sodden Misano MotoGP round but remounted to finish in the points with only one footpeg and bent handlebars.
Crutchlow admitted the crash was down to his own error as he was keen to bridge the gap to Andrea Dovizoso in third place but asked too much of his Michelin wets and went down.
"I felt really good, I felt comfortable and confident. I knew after ten laps that I could probably start pushing, I didn’t want to take too many risks early and I ended up flying as high as I have in a long time. It was my own mistake, no fault of anyone else. I wanted Jack and the rest behind me, but as soon as I passed him I crashed. I was confident that I could come back across the gap to Dovizioso and maybe even Marquez at that time, but I just pushed too hard and crashed out,” said the LCR Honda rider.
“I got back on though, and got some points. It was a difficult, long race with the handlebar touching the tank and no footrest. I did what I had to do, but I’m sorry to the LCR Honda team because we could have had a good result today. I don’t know if we would have won the race, but I think we could have definitely been with Dovi. In the condition I’m in we’ve done well all weekend, I’ve felt good all the way through and we can take those positives away from here. We were fast in both wet and dry, but I made a mistake in the race and that’s what cost me.”