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Update – Cal Crutchlow Unlikely for Jerez (UPDATED)

Posted by Vicki Smith on April 30th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

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UPDATE: This from Ducati 

Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team #35)
“My hand is getting better every day, but I still have some pain and it’s definitely going to be difficult to ride this weekend. I’ll try and see how it is from Friday and do the best job I can. Jerez is surely one of the toughest circuits to come back and ride at after my crash. It’s a really great track, and the crowd are great as well, but really I’m just excited about joining up with the team again and getting back on the bike.”

 

According to GPOne.com,  Cal Crutchlow still has damage in the knuckle of his ring finger which causes pain under strong braking and it’s doubtful that he will race in Jerez .  As of Wednesday evening he was still scheduled to arrive at the circuit but David Tardozzi had already communicated the status of  Crutchlow to Dr. Michele Zaza of Clinica Mobile.

Crutchlow will also miss the scheduled test on Monday with Michele Pirro. But there will be a test at Mugello next week , where Cal (hand permitting) and Dovi will try the new chassis scheduled to debut in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. The obvious hope is this chassis, the first true GP14, will solve the understeer that has been the problem going back all the way to when Casey Stoner was riding the Ducati.

 

Source: GPOne.com