Cal Crutchlow on top in Czech MotoGP

Aug 25, 2013, 04:00 IST | AFP

Britain's Cal Crutchlow stunned the favourites in Saturday's qualifying session and grabbed pole position for today's Czech MotoGP.

The 27-year-old Yamaha rider clocked 1min 55.527sec, a new record at the 5.4-kilometre (3.4-mile) circuit in the southern Czech city of Brno, for his second pole position of the season.

“A fantastic job today,” said Crutchlow, lavishing praise on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team. “We did a good job at progressing every session. We’ve struggled this weekend in most sessions and we seem to be getting better and better as the weekend goes on.”

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