Round 4 of the 2018 MotoGP world championship is going to take place at Jerez. Since the track has been resurfaced after the Spanish GP in 2017, riders struggle a bit to get used to the new tarmac. During the end of qualifyings, it was Cal Crutchlow who secured the pole position.
Crutchlow put on a terrific lap time of 1m 37.653s and got first on the grid. It was way back in 2016 at Silverstone when Crutchlow picked up his first MotoGP pole position. After that, it is now we’ll see him ahead of everyone at the start.
The British rider was quite disappointed and frustrated after his crash at the Austin GP. This pole position would help him gain confidence and perform better.
Speaking about his achievement, Crutchlow said, “I’ve only been on the front row once since here in Jerez last year, so it’s nice to take pole position. We’re here to race of course, and that’s the key point of the weekend, but after bad qualifying in the last two races it’s nice to make up for that.”
He continues, “I hope it’s going to be a more intriguing race than last year. Dani rode incredible last year and strung the race out and nobody was able to keep that pace but I think this year it’s a lot closer. The Suzukis are there, Dovi’s got the pace, Valentino will always surprise on a Sunday, but Dani and Marc are I think the guys to beat in the moment.. Johann races better normally than what he qualifies. It’s going to be a long, tough race. I think we’re up to the challenge. I think that we have to aim high and hopefully get a good result.”