Crutchlow parts with Ducati, linked to LCR Honda
Only a week after confirming at World Ducati Week and in an exclusive interview to MCN that he would remain with Ducati for 2014, the Italian manufacturer has dramatically confirmed that they will part ways with Crutchlow for the 2015 season.
The move is widely expected to leave Crutchlow free to ride the semi-factory Honda at LCR vacated by Stefan Bradl, who is expected in turn to move to Forward Yamaha.
Ducati also confirmed that Andrea Iannone will move from the satellite Pramac team to take a full factory ride, joining Andrea Dovizioso.
Crutchlow announced that he would be remaining with Ducati less than two weeks ago, saying: “I'll never give up, and I’m confident the new bike for next season will be more suited to challenging the other factory teams. I need to gain the confidence to ride fast again, but next year I’m optimistic of coming back to the front.”
For the full insight and analysis see next Wednesday 6th August’s Motorcycle News.