Cal Crutchlow Marked By FP2 crashes - "We'll Have To Wait And See How The Injury Develops"
Test and reserve rider Cal Crutchlow is marked by his two crashes in Friday’s FP2 session. An old injury is an issue here too.
In Friday’s afternoon session of MotoGP Andrea Dovizioso’s replacement Cal Crutchlow crashed twice in a matter of minutes.
Crutchlow at the Japanese Grand Prix- Image provided by Motorsport Images
After a nasty crash, the Brit already had to visit the Clinica mobile to rule out a fracture in his foot. Crutchlow explains:
“I had to have X-rays done on my right ankle, which I broke badly a few years ago. At the moment I am in quite a lot of pain.”
Crutchlow in the gravel in Australia – Image provided by Motorsport Images
In 2018, the tough Brit injured his right ankle badly in a crash at Phillipp Island, which meant a premature end to his season.
The fact that Crutchlow again hit his right ankle, worried him at first. However: “The place is not the same as the old fracture.”
“We’ll have to wait and see how the injury develops,” reassures the Brit. Crutchlow finished the first of three days of the race weekend in twelfth place.
“I felt very good on the bike today when we attacked for a fast lap in FP1. I made a mistake but that lap would have been enough for a Top 10 position.”