Cal Crutchlow column – How MotoGP ace is keeping focussed amid coronavirus chaos

We were disappointed not to race in Qatar – and then we had postponements to Thailand and the Austin Grand Prix due to the coronavirus outbreak.

I’d have loved to have started the season in Argentina in six or seven weeks time, but that’s now understandably been rescheduled to November 22. It's also great to see we'll still race in Thailand on October 4 and at the Circuit of the Americas on November 15.

We didn’t have a bad test in Qatar – and we expected to be very competitive there.

Everyone was looking forward to the season starting in MotoGP – the staff, mechanics, teams and fans.

It’s so disappointing, but we managed to see two fantastic races in Moto2 and Moto3 in Qatar.

I’m keeping in touch with the team – and with Honda – to make sure the bikes are ready and prepared to go for Jerez on May 3.

It’s no surprise the calendar has changed again.

Argentina would have been brilliant to start at for me personally, but we’ve now got it to look forward to in November.

It’s been a fantastic track for me in the past with some podiums and a win.

I’ll now continue my training schedule, I’ve come back to my home in California to make sure I can maximise the good weather – even though it’s actually been raining a bit in San Diego!

I do a bit of cycling here, but I’ll also have a rest because we’ve potentially got seven weeks.

I took Lucy and Willow – my wife and daughter – to the snow over the weekend.

We’ve had a little bit of fun and now I’ll ramp back up the training with some cycling.

Maybe I’ll even get a chance to ride some motorbikes at some point and we can get racing again.

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