MotoGP: Crutchlow passed fit to ride despite monster highside

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Cal Crutchlow has been passed fir to ride in today’s French Grand Prix after surviving a monster highside during qualifying yesterday. The LCR Honda rider was discharged from Le Mans hospital this morning after being held overnight for observation, and was passed fit to ride in morning warm up.

Crutchlow crashed in the final minutes of qualifying on the exit of turn eight, launching himself into the air and landing heavily on his hip before also being struck by his RC213V as they tumbled through the gravel.

Breaking nothing in the crash despite being in severe pain afterwards, he was taken to a local hospital for precautionary checks. Undergoing blood testing to make sure that he had suffered no internal organ damage or bleeds, MotoGP medics agreed he could discharge himself this morning and passed him fit to ride, although he will be kept under close observation throughout the day.

Crashing out of qualifying, he’s got a tough job ahead of himself in the race though, starting from all the way back in 13th.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer