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Aug 2, 2014

MotoGP: Crutchlow To LCR Honda, Iannone To Replace Crutchlow At Ducati In 2015 (Updated)

Cal Crutchlow, the Briton who predicted he could tame the Ducati Desmosedici in 2014, won't be on a Ducati in 2015. Paddock speculation had him headed to Suzuki, but instead he will ride for LCR Honda in 2015.
Ducati Corse and Cal Crutchlow terminate contract ahead of 2015
Ducati Corse announced today that it has reached an agreement with its factory rider Cal Crutchlow to terminate, ahead of time, the contract that ties the British rider to the Italian team in MotoGP for the next season.

The two factory Ducati Team riders for 2015 will now be Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.

More, from a press release issued by LCR Honda:


LCR Honda Team is pleased to officially announce that British rider Cal Crutchlow will join Cecchinello's squad in 2015 MotoGP campaign riding the Honda RC213V Factory Spec. The 29-year-old from Isle of Man will compete in the premier class for the fifth year counting on Honda HRC support and the brand-new LCR Main Sponsor CWM (

Lucio Cecchinello (LCR CEO): "We want to thank Cal for his trust in our 2015 racing project and we are excited to line up with new Team colours thanks to the cooperation with CWM. In the mean time we will keep working hard to end the current season in the best way”.

Anthony Costantinou (CWM CEO): “The 2015 MotoGP season is looking to be a very exciting one, CWM-LCR Honda are very happy and pleased to have Cal Crutchlow on our new bike and new team colours. Cal is a professional, reliable, and top performer as CWMFX.COM is. Perfect synergy”. 

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