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Cal Crutchlow to take over Stefan Bradl's Honda for MotoGP 2015?

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LLarry

August 02, 2014 12:09 PM

This seems a very wishy-washy story.
The deadline for making a decision was 31st July.
In case you hadn't noticed Crash, it is now 2nd August!
So if CC were to leave he would be in breach of contract with Ducati.
Having said that, I'm sure Ducati would let him leave without penalty (& probably with a sense of relief) as they could then put Iannone in the factory team to partner Dovi.

kma55

August 02, 2014 12:20 PM

I would like to see him give it more of a chance at Ducati. Things have not gone well so far, just like many other riders before him, but to leave after one year is slightly disappointing. He was going on about wanting a factory ride for ages, then as soon as the reality of riding a Ducati hits home he quits? He surely knew riding that bike was not going to be easy after seeing the likes of Rossi struggle so much on it.
Still, the LCR is quite possibly 'best of the rest' after the factory bikes so it wouldn't necessarily be a bad move. He'll be kicking himself if Ducati come up with a nice bike next year though.

Rowdy75

August 02, 2014 12:34 PM

LLarry: This seems a very wishy-washy story.
The deadline for making a decision was 31st July.
In case you hadn't noticed Crash, it is now 2nd August!
So if CC were to leave he would be in breach of contract with Ducati.
Having said that, I'm sure Ducati would let him leave without penalty (& probably with a sense of relief) as they could then put Iannone in the factory team to partner Dovi.

Lots of different sources publishing it, apparently lcr and Ducati have been in talks and extended the deadline until last night, so if Ducati had agreed then no breach of contract. No need for Ducati to run three factory machines so it will be in their favour. Be interesting to see how cal fares on a Honda.

RSMick

August 02, 2014 12:56 PM
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Been in the news since Thursday but semi confirmed this morning, just like KTM to build a GP bike but nothing on here,
Cuzari said he wants Bradl and the deal is almost done but so does Campinotti so may not be, but 95 in the way of Forward.
soooo slow

tedleaf

August 02, 2014 1:06 PM

er,i just do not understand this.
what are lcr/honda meant to get from the deal,
obvious what ducati get out of it,
about 20 working bikes next year.
but lcr,why would they want an obvious third string rider for,he is rubbish at development of bikes cos he does not understand emoigh to be much use to enginerrs,mechanics get plenty of crashnrepair practice,but how many points has he got in his career so far,has he ever been on podium ?
his nickname is crashlots with very good reason,i reckon so far this season he has cost ducati about an extrab400.000 euro per weekend.
so someone pleade tell me/explain what lcr would evrm consider him ?

Moto89

August 02, 2014 1:13 PM

It's been in the news at speedweek and gpone for the last few days. This makes Cal's interview for MCN titled "Why i'm not quitting Ducati" that only came out a week ago all the more hilarious. 1 week later and he appears to be doing exactly that. Ok Cal, whatever you say lol.

kma55

August 02, 2014 1:23 PM

tedleaf:
so someone pleade tell me/explain what lcr would evrm consider him ?



Maybe because the only guys to finish ahead of him in the standings last year were on factory bikes?
Or the fact he out qualified Lorenzo and Rossi on more than one occasion on an inferior Yamaha?

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