Crutchlow makes history at Czech MotoGP
English rider Cal Crutchlow made history after winning at the Czech Republic Grand Prix on Sunday 21st August.
Cal Crutchlow is the first Brit to win a MotoGP round in 35 years, taking over from Barry Sheene who won in 1981!
Valentino Rossi scooped up second place and championship leader Marc Marquez tailed behind in third.
This win has moved Crutchlow up to 10th on the leader board.
“It’s the best day of my racing career,” said Crutchlow, who started 10th and was in leader’s position with seven laps to go.
There was another success for the Britain as John McPhee finished the first Scotsman to win a motorcycle GP since 1962 with a glorious win in MotoGP3.
Results from Czech Republic Grand Prix – Sunday 21st August.
- Cal Crutchlow (GB) Honda 47 minutes 44.290 seconds
- Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 47:51.588
- Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 47:53.877
- Loris Baz (Fra) Ducati 47:56.848
- Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati 47:57.383
- Eugene Laverty (Ire) Ducati 47:58.102
- Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Ducati 48:07.704
- Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 48:08.852
- Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 48:08.871
- Tito Rabat (Spa) Honda 48:21.421
- Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 197 points
- Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 144
- Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 138
- Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 109
- Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 100
- Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 96
- Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 81
- Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 79
- Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 76
- Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 66
The next race is the British GP at Silverstone on 4 September.