MotoGP: Crutchlow Ponders A Wet Weekend in Japan

LCR techs mull over 215 mph in the wet. The forecast in Japan appears wet.
LCR techs mull over 215 mph in the wet. The forecast in Japan appears wet. LCR

Four rounds remain in the 2017 MotoGP World Championship, and this weekend sees the first of three races in as many weeks in the Asia-Pacific region starting at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan. The Honda-owned venue is a challenging mix of hard-braking zones followed by fierce acceleration points, and Cal Crutchlow is hopeful that can help him get back amongst the top positions.

The Briton rides a GIVI-liveried LCR Honda this weekend, and despite not collecting the points he expected in the last couple of races, is still confident that he has been riding well and the bike is in good shape.

On Thursday at the Japanese venue, Crutchlow took part in a photo shoot with LCR Honda partner Rizoma, who have recently opened a Japanese subsidiary – Rizoma Japan – and who were represented by former MotoGP star Shinya Nakano (

Cal Crutchlow
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend, although it looks like the weather condition isn’t great. We just need to make the best of the situation, and I’m still looking forward to riding in front of the Japanese fans at the home of Honda.

“The LCR Honda Team have been working very well in the middle part of the season, but unfortunately the results haven’t quite come. Now in the last part of the season I aim to make some good ones, so I am hopeful about these last four races and especially here in Motegi where I will be trying 100% as always.”

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