CRUTCHLOW LOOKING TO IMPROVE AFTER RAIN HITS RED BULL RING

Mixed weather conditions complicated matters for the MotoGP class as free practice got underway for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. LCR Honda CASTROL rider Cal Crutchlow finished the day in 14th position on the timesheets as the expected bad weather in Spielberg ensured a restricted FP2 session took place on a drying track at the Red Bull Ring.

The Briton was looking to rediscover the kind of rhythm that saw him claim fourth place in Austria back in 2018. Having posted the 14th quickest time in a dry morning session, Crutchlow’s hopes of improving and testing a new part in the afternoon were washed away by the rain, as he finished down in 15th in FP2 having only ventured out briefly on the damp circuit.