Motorcycling - MotoGP Jerez test: New frame 'no improvement' for Crutchlow

Monster Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow tried a new chassis during today's Jerez MotoGP test but couldn’t find any improvement with it, saying it felt the same as the one he competed with yesterday.

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MotoGP Jerez test: New frame 'no improvement' for Crutchlow

The Monster Yamaha man also did some work for the factory, trying some engine braking settings in order to gather data for Yamaha and Crutchlow said he found a setting that helped straight up and down stopping.

“I’m happy to have got through so much work today and do almost 70 laps because my back is still quite sore from the two big crashes I had on Saturday. I tried a different frame today but honestly I couldn’t really find any improvement. There were some positive and negative points but overall it felt the same as what I’ve been racing so far,” said Crutchlow.

“I tried a few engine braking settings for Yamaha and it was important for them to get some data and information in that area. We ran the bike with a lot of engine braking to see how the bike would react and make it slide on corner entry. I couldn’t really feel a big benefit going into the corner but it was a bit better braking straight up and down and it was a worthwhile exercise. It was a positive day and after a tough weekend with the crashes to finish fifth in the race and second in the test today shows again we are doing a good job.”

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