Crutchlow loses fingertip in Qatar fall

Cal Crutchlow suffered a nasty fall at the Losail Circuit on Monday night, leading to his left hand getting caught under the Tech 3 Yamaha machine in the process.

"The test certainly didn't end how I wanted and it is a real shame because we had made some changes to the balance of the bike that really helped my confidence with the front-end tonight," Crutchlow explained. "But I made a silly little mistake at Turn 10. I lost the rear and closed the throttle but then lost the front and I couldn't get my left hand out from underneath the handlebar.

"I've basically taken the tip off my left little finger and it is really sore now. I don't need surgery but it is obviously going to be uncomfortable this weekend for the race now."

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