Crutchlow rested and ready for Assen

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will return to MotoGP action at this weekend's TT Assen Grand Prix after spending a week at the Isle of Man TT.

The 30-year-old was in his hometown watching the annual fast-paced time trial on the Isle of Man but will be focusing again on this weekend's Dutch MotoGP race.

Crutchlow clearly enjoys racing at Assen as three years ago he took pole position got a podium finish.

The Honda rider will be in a positive frame of mind heading to Holland as last time out at the Grand Prix of Catalunya he finished in a season's best sixth place and was quickest in the post-race testing session.

In the MotoGP standings, Crutchlow is in 16th place with 20 points from seven races.

In an interview with the Coventry Observer, Crutchlow said he was looking forward to Holland after spending time on the Isle of Man.

“I’ve spent some time back on the Isle of Man over the last couple of weeks, watching a bit of racing at the TT, which is one of my favourite events of the year,” said Crutchlow.

“However, obviously, now I’m looking forward to Holland, because we had a more positive weekend in Barcelona and I think Assen is a circuit where the Honda will work quite well.

“We are keen to get to work on the base setting of the bike in the first free practices and get ready for the weekend.”

“We always get a great crowd at Assen, and I really enjoy seeing and meeting everyone there. 

"Hopefully, there will be even more fans now the race is on a Sunday, and we can have a good weekend on the LCR Honda with GIVI,” he added.

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