Felice Monteleone – FMPhotoSport MotoGP News
Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar – CWM LCR Honda MotoGP Team PRESS RELEASE – Wednesday, 25 March 2015
After an extensive pre-season full of frenetic preparation for the CWM LCR Honda Team, the lights go on this weekend for the start of the MotoGP World Championship at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
Cal Crutchlow’s switch to the team will see the popular British rider on board a factory spec Honda RC213V, his third bike in three seasons, but the 29 year-old remains bullish about his chances once the season gets into full swing.
Sunday evening’s Grand Prix of Qatar, which dramatically takes place under floodlights, is the first of 18 stops on the world championship calendar which comes to a close in November at the Valencia circuit.
35 – CAL CRUTCHLOW
“Over the winter the CWM LCR Honda Team have been doing a great job and I’ve adapted quite well to the new bike. It’s difficult because it’s my third bike in three seasons and that makes it tough to adapt, but I’m focused and my team are too and I’ve been enjoying riding again. I felt good testing in Sepang, which I don’t normally, and then we came here to Qatar to test and I felt comfortable here too.”
“I’m not just looking for consistency at the start of this season, we need to keep fighting and take some risks too, why not. There’s a lot of strong guys out there and it’s been close in testing, but I believe we can push immediately and then by the second or third races we’ll see where we are.”