Cal Crutchlow admitted after the US Grand Prix that he had his worst weekend of the season after struggling with setup problems throughout the weekend.
Having set the pace in FP1 it seemed that Crutchlow was primed for another strong weekend but ultimately it proved a false dawn but it is a sign of his progress in the last year that finishing seventh marks a disappointing result.
Speaking after the race the Englishman did not offer any excuses for his performance:
“We had a bad weekend and I’ve got no excuses,” admitted Crutchlow. “I never found a good setting with the bike all weekend and in the race I had to just get to the finish. It was one of them races where in the past I mightn’t have finished and at least I got some points.
“I’ve dropped to fifth in the championship, had my worst qualifying but I still finished within 15 seconds of the winner. In some other races it might have been a fourth place finish but it was a difficult race for Yamaha and Valentino and Jorge did a better job. I had to finish and I finished seventh.”
With his future still not confirmed for 2014 the Englishman admitted that he has offers on the table but that he is in no rush to sign a contract. Finding the right deal is clearly the most important thing for the former World Supersport champion who admitted that he is in discussions about a move away from MotoGP:
“I don’t think this result and this weekend changes anything with regards to my future. It’s clear I’ve been fast all year and we’ve put up a strong challenge. We’ve had one bad race and I don’t think it changes anything. I won’t make a fast decision and in my eyes I won’t make a decision by Indy. I need time and am speaking to five teams, and not just in this championship, so we’ll see what happens.”