Cal Crutchlow recently had to undergo surgery on his left index finger. Following that, he raced and unfortunately had to crash. Regarding this, Crutchlow said that he was extremely lucky to come away from the crash that happened in the San Marino Grand Prix because not only he came out of it injury free but he also clinched three championship points. The initial surgery happened because the British racer severed a tendon in his hand while attempting to cut cheese making him come to the race disadvantaged as the finger had to be kept straight for a month for recovery.
In the race when he crashed, Crutchlow finished 13th and told that he was very pleased with the results as he came out of the crash injury free. The track was wet and this is not a good thing when you are crashing as injuries can be severe on a slippery track. To the press, he said, “I hit it on the floor and it was a little sore when I got back up, but I knew I had to get back on the bike – and I rode the rest of the race with no footrest and a handlebar that was touching the tank. But once I started to feel OK I was able to push and I was doing the same lap times as Viñales – but by then it was far too late.
“I recovered well and I did what I could do for the rest of the race after that considering our problems. The issue was that I couldn’t brake properly because I couldn’t use the foot peg to brake and I couldn’t use the handlebar to brake. But I did some fast lap times towards the end of the race and at least I managed to get some points.” He is also happy that he does not need to use the clutch as much with the RC213V’s seamless gearbox helps him.