Cal Crutchlow was satisfied overall with the two days of tests in Valencia where he tried the new bike to help Honda on the development of 2020. Honda is trying to give a more easy bike to his riders after Jorge Lorenzo, Daniel Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow and not only complained about Honda being an hard bike to manage. Despite not big step up on this aspect, the Briton was happy with the job done, but at the same time angry with some things happened to his box.
“I do not know how much my crew will change in 2020, surely some things are going to change. Honda took me off some men, I was the only rider able to bring some podiums over Marc Marquez. It is the same story of last year, probably it will be the same next one. I always thought that Honda would have helped me on being faster”, started an absolutely not happy Cal Crutchlow.
The Briton then kept talking: “It is really annoying that I will not have some men with me next year, they gave it to Alex Marquez and I think that will not help him a lot, while for me it is a big difference. They ‘stole’ three guys of my team and brought it on Factory Honda”.
After that, Crutchlow analyzed what he tried: “We were faster, but I think it is normal because we had more data. We are satisfied, these are only tests, the most important think is to make a lot of laps, we tried some new parts for the electronic. We have to improve to let the new bike really effective, it is time to see the data and work for the next tests in Jerez. We improved in some areas, this makes me happy. I have more confidence on my Honda, but I think that for the moment the bike is not easy as I wanted”