Crutchlow set to continue championship dominance at Imola After a flawless performance at the Nurburgring Yamaha World supersport rider Cal Crutchlow heads to Imola this weekend with the team intent on gaining another gap in the championship...
Crutchlow set to continue championship dominance at Imola
After a flawless performance at the Nurburgring Yamaha World supersport rider Cal Crutchlow heads to Imola this weekend with the team intent on gaining another gap in the championship lead as the British rider closes in on the title. As with World Superbike, both Crutchlow and Foret have tested at Imola this year so go to the track armed with circuit knowledge and a working set-up from the start.
Crutchlow is leading the championship with three rounds to go with 210 points, 22 points ahead of closest rival Eugene Laverty in second position. Team mate Foret is in fifth on 99 points, 29 points behind fourth placed Sofuoglu.
"The test went well at Imola," said Cal Crutchlow. "I intend to carry on where we left off after the last race and keep on putting in 100% to win. The plan is to keep the championship lead this weekend and increase on it as much as possible to get closer to the title win."
"The weather looks great which is a good thing", said Fabien Foret. "According to the test we had in the summer the bike works well at Imola and I have a set-up that performs well for me. I'd like to score some good points for the championship this weekend, I'm definitely looking for a podium finish on Sunday."
Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager
"I think Cal is ready to race wherever we go, I think he will be as strong as he was at the Nurburgring. Hopefully we'll have a situation where we will be able to get enough points to be able to decide the title at Magny Cours, that's the dream scenario anyway. For now we're going to focus on this race and there are still three rounds to go. We know Cal still has Eugene to deal with, so we need to make sure the R6 is up there at the front finishing those last three races. Fabien was also quick on the test in the summer and pleased with the set up we found when we were there so he's looking for good race on Sunday and a good podium finish again. The weather should be good for him which will help."