Monster Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow is determined to put the nightmare of Assen's MotoGP round behind him at this weekend's Mugello race and says he is up for a good scrap at yet another track he has no knowledge.
Both Crutchlow and team-mate Colin Edwards suffered from serious front tyre issues in Holland with both their soft Bridgestones ripping apart. It caused the Coventry man to pit-in while dicing with Valentino Rossi and the American teetered on the edge of crashing for the whole race.
"I was disappointed last weekend in Assen because I'm sure I could have got my best MotoGP result, but I'm determined to make up for it with a strong performance in Mugello. After all the effort I put in to ride, it was a pity not to finish where I should have done last weekend but I can't change what happened an d now my focus is solely on doing the best job I can in Mugello," said Crutchlow.
"It is another new track for me again and it is going to be very difficult. But I've done a decent job at the other tracks I'd never seen before this year, so I'm confident I can be competitive. It looks like very technical with lots of different challenges but I'm up for it.”