TESTING FOR 2017 STARTS AT VALENCIA FOR CRUTCHLOW AND LCR HONDA
The first day of testing for the 2017 MotoGP World Championship began at the Valencia circuit in Spain today, where the LCR Honda Team and CaLCrutchlow had lots to work on as they completed 69 laps of the sun-drenched track.
Crutchlow was testing an evolution version of the 2017 RC213V he had previously used at the Aragon circuit following the race, and was positive about the initial sensations even if there were still some things to be ironed out.
The British rider suffered a minor crash as temperatures dropped around the Spanish circuit, but still managed to complete a good chunk of the work programmed for the two-day outing. He set the sixth-best time of the day on lap 42, stopping the clock with a 1’31.156.
#35 Cal Crutchlow – 6th (lap 42 of 69)
“I was testing a new engine today, an evolution of what I tested in Aragon. As always there are some positives and some negatives, but we ran the bikes back-to-back and tried some different settings with each of the bikes – some suspension and mapping changes – and in the end it was a positive enough day.”
“It will be a long night tonight digesting some of the information we’ve collected and we will see then what we use tomorrow.”