|Cal Crutchlow|| |
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â€œThe M1 felt a lot smaller than my Yamaha R1 superbike,â€ said Cal Crutchlow. â€œI actually found the positioning more comfortable than the WSB machine. There is a lot of power but it feels very useable, it felt very different to a production based machine in terms of its delivery. In the wet we used the normal steel brakes but when it started to dry I had a chance to try the carbon ones which were cool, I managed to get quite comfortable with them. I found the chassis very stiff, it was really easy to change direction and the electronics were really different, even more advanced than the high level Iâ€™m used to in Superbike! It was a shame the weather wasnâ€™t great so I wasnâ€™t able to push to the bikeâ€™s full potential, Iâ€™m really looking forward to the Valencia test so I can get back on it and give it a proper work out!â€ Whilst in Japan Crutchlow also took time out to visit The Yamaha Motor Company headquarters and the Communication Plaza in Shizuoka where he had an opportunity to get up close to some of Yamahaâ€™s historic and iconic machinery from past and present. The Valencia test will be on the 9th and 10th November. For 2011 Crutchlow will be entering the MotoGP World Championship in the Yamaha Monster Tech3 team, alongside Colin Edwards.