I Want to Stick Around ’till I Can’t See Straight


Two hundred miles per 'ain't no joke' to put it in the OWB vernacular. Crutchlow said after the race he struggled to focus in the Italian GP.
Two hundred miles per ‘ain’t no joke’ to put it in the OWB vernacular. Crutchlow said after the race he struggled to focus in the Italian GP. Marco G!

Most of the prototype Honda MotoGP bikes were clocked at over 212 mph at Mugello last weekend. Mugello is one of the fastest circuits on the MotoGP calendar.

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow crashed out of the race and did not finish. He injured his ankle in that crash.

Crutchlow also crashed heavily in the morning warm-up practice session at Mugello. He injured his hand and apparently also took a big knock to the head. All in all, it was a near disaster weekend for the Italian team.

[pullquote]However, Crutchlow’s race crash was not the most eyebrow-raising moment of his weekend in Italy. That happened after the race. On Twitter.[/pullquote]

However, Crutchlow’s race crash was not the most eyebrow-raising moment of his weekend in Italy. That happened after the race. On Twitter.

There, Crutchlow confessed that the opening laps of the GP were a huge struggle for the ex Supersport world champion.

When I started the race I was struggling to focus with vision after my hard crash and impact to my head this morning …

Five words: “struggling to focus with vision” made for a revealing confession.

Those five words suggested that Crutchlow was riding a MotoGP bike capable of traveling 215 mph while at the same time struggling with vision issues.

On one hand, it’s amazing that Crutchlow did as well as he did in the race, after a big race morning crash.

On the other hand, 215 mph and unable to focus … thus far no other riders have suggested Crutchlow that he might have been putting himself and others in danger by doing so.


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