Cal Crutchlow ended Great Britain’s 35 year wait for victory in an elite-class motorcycle race after the Honda rider dominated a rain-hit Czech Republic Grand…
Cal Crutchlow ended Great Britain’s 35 year wait for victory in an elite-class motorcycle race after the Honda rider dominated a rain-hit Czech Republic Grand Prix.
Crutchlow worked his way from 10th on the grid at the Brno circuit to take the lead with seven laps to go.
He held onto that lead to eventually wheelie across the line to take the first win for a Briton since Barry Sheene in 1981.
Seven-time champion Valentino Rossi claimed second while Crutchlow’s Honda team-mate and championship leader Marc Marquez of Spain took third.
Elsewhere in the world of motorsport Sebastien Ogier was on the roof of his car on Sunday celebrating a third victory of the season.
The Frenchman won Rally Germany for his first success since Sweden in February.
It extended his championship lead to 59 points over Andreas Mikkelsen who was fourth in Germany.
Spaniard Dani Sordo posted his best finish of the 2016 campaign with second 20.3 seconds adrift while a mere one tenth of a second further back and rounding out the podium was Belgium’s Thierry Neuville.