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Cal Crutchlow forced to settle for ninth in Holland

Coventry Editorial 1st Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CAL Crutchlow was disappointed with his performance after further problems with his Ducati bike forced him to finish ninth at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen.

Despite finishing for only the third time this season, the Coventry-born rider experienced more technical problems which have overshadowed his debut season at Ducati.

Starting Sunday’s race from fifth on the grid after a good qualifying session, Crutchlow was able to make it into sixth position by the mid-point, but then started to lose ground and he concluded the race in ninth place.

“It was a really tough race today for everyone because of the weather conditions.” said Crutchlow.

“As far as I was concerned it was a disappointing result because I felt we should have taken more advantage of the conditions as soon as the track dried, but I had the same problems as I had in every practice.

“We had too much understeer with the bike and I was not competitive enough.”

Team mate Andrea Dovizioso ran an almost perfect race to take home a well-deserved second place, behind winner Marc Marquez.

Crutchlow and his team now have a week to prepare for stage nine of the World Championships in Germany on July 13.

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