Crutchlow to move to LCR Honda next year

Cal Crutchlow in action for Ducati (Photo: Peter Callister)

Cal Crutchlow in action for Ducati (Photo: Peter Callister)

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Ramsey’s resident MotoGP ace Cal Crutchlow is to leave Ducati at the end of the season to join Honda.

Crutchlow only moved to Ducati a year ago from Yamaha Tech3 but has endured a frustrating season with the Italian outfit and is currently lying 14th in this year’s championship standings.

The 28-year-old signed a two-year deal with Ducati last summer but a statement by the team on Saturday confirmed that they are terminating the contract early.

Cal’s move to LCR Honda means it will be his third team in as many years.

LCR’s chief executive Lucio Cecchinello commented on the deal: ‘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 meantime we will keep working hard to end the current season in the best way. ‘

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