Crutchlow confident he has the pace

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Cal Crutchlow  ended the final day of testing at Phillip Island in the top five with a 1:29.101, as well as showing impressive long run pace.

The winner at the track in 2016 completed 85 laps on day three and now looks forward to the third and final pre-season test of 2017 at Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

“We were happy with today’s test, and even though we were unable to set a fast lap time this was just down to a couple of slight problems in the morning when the track was in the best shape." Said the Brit

"That was when the temperature was good and the faster laps went in for other riders. The priority for our day, however, was to do a long run and get some more information for Honda."

“We managed that in the end and we were quite pleased with how it all went considering we also had a small issue in the long run. Our big limitation of the day only seemed to be the new front tyre, and not just for us, for many riders, when we found we were really on the limit and unable to push.

“Now we have to give all the information we have gathered in the past three days to HRC, and I think we can be positive ahead of the next test in Qatar. We look forward to going there now, and working well as a team once more.”