Crutchlow: Sore hand becoming difficult
3 May 2014 – British rider Cal Crutchlow has admitted that his hand is getting increasingly sore as the MotoGP weekend at Jerez progresses.
Crutchlow missed last weekend's round in Argentina after sustaining a hand injury when he crashed out at Austin.
The Ducati rider qualified in 14th place for Sunday's race and expressed disappointment despite his injury problem.
"I am a bit disappointed with the end result and the qualifying position, but I think it was as to be expected for this weekend," he said. "We really struggled with the grip at the front and the rear of the bike, and I didn't have confidence to push with the bike as much as possible.
"When I tried I made some mistakes and was at my limit. However I tried my best but the times were very close and it was difficult to get through to Q1, I was disappointed about that.
"The hand is getting sorer every session so it's becoming difficult, but thanks also to the assistance the Clinica Mobile are giving me, I will try my best to do a good race tomorrow."