Despite two crashes on Saturday morning, (one completely wrecking his bike and the other throwing him over the handlebars) Cal Crutchlow still managed to get on to the front row of the grid. Unfortunately a third crash on the practice lap left him in pain at the start of the race. Becuase of the crashes, Cal hadn’t had enough time to set the bike up properly and therefore was lacking the speed and grip he needed to push forward in the race. He finished in a dissapointing seventh position
“The only positive we can take away is that we have been faster than last year – but it’s definitely less than what I hoped for when we arrived at the track on Wednesday.”
Marquez started once again in pole position and despite having a dislocated shoulder was able to finish second behind Jorge Lorenzo. The leading duo crossed the line only seperated by 81 thousandths of a second. The triumph also marks Lorenzo’s first win since Catalunya in mid-June.
In fourth spot was Valentino Rossi, while Rizoma backed Stefan Bradl finished in sixth place. Spidi pilot Aleix Espargaró, finished 10th after a crash left him with a sore neck and broken finger.