Cal Crutchlow May Not Be Fit To Race In Silverstone MotoGP After Crash
|Author: James Rudd||Published: 16th June 2012 12:57|
Cal Crutchlow at the opening of the Silverstone Wing last year but may not yet compete at the MotoGp
Not again, as it looks like history may be repeating itself for British Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow, as he once again suffered a crash at Silverstone during the MotoGP practice that could rule him out of the race.
In cold track conditions the British rider lost the front end of his Yamaha at high speed in turn 13, known as Chapel a fast left onto the hangar straight, and fell heavily as a consequence.
A sharp pain in his left ankle was initially diagnosed as a sprain, yet with Crutchlow sighting significant discomfort and an increase in swelling, he will undergo further examination in hospital later today. As a result he will miss this afternoon’s Qualifying Practice.
The results of this will determine the rider’s participation in the race tomorrow. Last year Crutchlow broke his left collarbone in qualifying at the same Grand Prix, and will be hoping to start his first MotoGP race in front of his home crowd tomorrow.
It is still possible for Cruthlow to compete but it would be from the back of the grid.
Update at 13:16.
Cal Crutchlow will miss qualifying and spend the afternoon in hospital and his crash this morning, he was complaining yesterday of being sore after an accident the week before in Spain.
Silverstone Circuit is well prepared for any injuries both on and off the track, the Editor of AboutMyArea/NN12 caught this emergency helicopter getting into position at the circuit medical centre on Thursday, lets hope it won't be needed.
Emergency helicopter landing at Silverstone MotoGP medical unit on Thursday ready for any incidents whatever the weather