LCR Honda confirms Crutchlow for 2015

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Lucio Cecchinello’s LCR Honda squad have confirmed that Brit Cal Crutchlow will replace Stefan Bradl for 2015, closing the circle of speculation opened this afternoon when Ducati announced the 29 year old would not be remaining with the Italian team for next season, contrary to what was announced last month.
Crutchlow, who had initially confirmed that he would remain at Ducati for next year, took an eleventh hour decision to exercise a clause in his contract allowing him early release before the 31st July.
Instead, he will now ride a satellite Honda RCV for the Monaco-based team, who have just welcomed CWM World onboard as a title sponsor. CWM, a business and corporate services firm, are based in central London, and are believed to have been keen to see the team secure a home rider.
Team boss Cecchinello said after the deal was announced: "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, concluded: “The 2015 MotoGP season is looking to be a very exciting one, and 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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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer