Yamaha Supersport riders take first and second row starts for race day Yamaha World Supersport rider Cal Crutchlow endured a frustrating qualifying session today at the Miller circuit in Salt Lake City. The British rider worked hard and was on...
Yamaha Supersport riders take first and second row starts for race day
Yamaha World Supersport rider Cal Crutchlow endured a frustrating qualifying session today at the Miller circuit in Salt Lake City. The British rider worked hard and was on the pace for the duration of the qualifying heat however on several attempts at a flying lap came up against slower riders who thwarted attempts to lay down the perfect pole position time. As a result Crutchlow will start the race tomorrow in third position on the front row of the grid.
Crutchlow's team-mate Fabien Foret had much of the same trouble today. Having started the weekend's practice yesterday with an outstanding pace and adapting to the circuit quickly Foret also struggled today with some of the slower traffic during the qualifying session and will start the race tomorrow in eighth position from the second row of the grid.
Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha World Supersport Team (3rd, 1'52.051)
"Today was really hard work. The last two days have been the hardest I've had so far this year. We're not feeling too comfortable here at Miller but maybe for the race tomorrow we'll be able to pull out the stops and there's no reason why we shouldn't be on the podium. Winning the race is going to be hard but I'm going to be fighting for it definitely. "
Fabien Foret, Yamaha World Supersport Team (8th, 1'52.827)
"I'm not really satisfied with my qualifying session. On my fastest lap I got stuck behind an American rider and was held up. I then waited too long to go for another good lap time on fresh tyres and messed up my session a bit. I'm on the second row though so it's not the end of the world and I'm feeling really good with the bike and everything so tomorrow will be different."
Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager
"It didn't go really smoothly today, with the red flags and slow US riders blocking both riders when they were on good laps it's been a frustrating session. But we have two good guys and tomorrow is race day so we'll see. No matter what happened today in qualifying it's going to be a battle tomorrow, hopefully nobody will get away."