'A useless race for me, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider said in an interview.
'We should have been way ahead of where we were, but we were let down by the engine. We had no speed on the bike for no apparent reason. We had a brand-new engine this (Sunday) morning, but all weekend we have been struggling and losing 10, 12, 13 kilometres an hour average to the Hondas and six or seven to the other Yamahas. We tried our best and it never worked. I believe, if we could have had some better engine performance we would have had a better result, but I tried my best.'
Next up on the calendar will be Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit, which contains two long straights running parallel to each other and joined by a hairpin bend. When asked if he is looking forward to Round 15, Crutchlow responded:
'Not really. Not if we can't find some speed with the engine.'
With four races still to run in the 2013 MotoGP? season, Englishman Crutchlow who has claimed four rostrum finishes this year but has now finished outside the top five in four consecutive races is placed fifth in the Riders' Championship.