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Old 02-02-2016, 03:00 PM   #1
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Crutchlow We made the most out of a difficult day

No soft rear tyre meant riders were forced to use the harder rear

CAL Crutchlow forced to shift his attention to making the hard tyres work after a difficult situation forced Michelin to withdraw the soft compound rear tyres.

Monday was a difficult day for LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow and Tuesday wasn't much different. The Brit felt like he had underachieved on the first day of the test and was eager to get out on Tuesday to give it another ago.

Chaos prevailed as a crash from Loris Baz saw riders forced to stay inside the pits as Michelin assessed a potential issue. While there was no conclusive decision, Michelin have since withdrawn the soft rear in order to be certain meaning all riders only had access to the hard rear for the remainder of the day.

Even with this difficult scenario, Crutchlow was able to complete his testing program for the day leaving him with work to complete on the final day. A late 2:00.899 pulled the British rider up to fifth overall.

'Today was a very demanding day, we had a situation that was out of our control, and out of all the riders’ control, so we made the best of it by working with the hard tyre,' explained the Brit.

'We only used that harder tyre all day anyway and hadn’t even tried the soft. We worked through the things we needed to work on with the electronics, as well as some small settings on the bike, then when we needed to push a little we were able to push.

'So overall we are a little happier than yesterday, and tonight we will be working really hard again, because the information we have gathered is important for the LCR Team and for Honda to give us a direction for the coming season.'

Testing resumes tomorrow at Sepang at 10am Local Time.

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