After disappointing results in Austin and Jerez, LCR Honda CASTROL rider Cal Crutchlow is looking for a big performance in this weekend’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans. The Briton has been consistently fast throughout the 2018 season and led the world championship standings after his memorable victory in Argentina. But the previous two rounds have yielded no points for Crutchlow, despite him qualifying on pole position in Spain last time out.
However, the 32-year-old retains a positive mindset and is confident he has the speed to challenge for the podium once again in France. This weekend also sees the second edition of the Handy Race – a competition for disabled riders – taking place alongside the MotoGP showpiece at the legendary Le Mans circuit and Crutchlow spoke of his admiration for those involved.
“I’m really looking forward to the weekend. We’ve had a disappointing couple of races so it’s nice to be here in a sunny Le Mans and hopefully we can have a good weekend as Honda is performing very well, as is my team at the moment. I’m also looking forward to trying the Michelin tyres they’ve brought especially for this Grand Prix because it’s their home race”.
“We’re privileged to ride with the Handy Racers as well, it’s incredible what they do and their love for the sport is phenomenal. As MotoGP racers we complain too much about what we do, when they just absolutely love the sport, so it’s an honour to be able to share the track with them and to see what they’re able to do with a motorcycle with a disability is really nice.”