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Crutchlow: No chance of factory Ducati

"It's not avaliable to ride! So I won't be riding it" - Cal Crutchlow.
By Stephen English

Cal Crutchlow has admitted that he will not be racing for the factory Ducati team in MotoGP next season.

The Englishman has enjoyed a superb campaign for Tech 3 Yamaha this year and has seen his standing within the MotoGP paddock increase immensely with a series of strong races.

For much of the year he has been linked with a move to the Italian manufacturer in place of either Valentino Rossi or Nicky Hayden, but the former World Supersport champion today admitted on Twitter that it is no longer a possibility.

“You can all stop asking about me riding the red bike... it's not avaliable to ride! So I won't be riding it,” tweeted the Englishman.

Crutchlow's team-mate Andrea Dovizioso is now expected to ride alongside Hayden next season.



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Vilas

August 17, 2012 12:03 AM

Better for you cal!! If thinghs go wrong on the Ducati bike for 2013 you will laught at the tech 3 enjoying the new M1 for 2013 and riding close to the podium wille Dovi and Licky will have problems.. just be cool and wait for somethingh better..!!

Matt Schtick - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 1:42 AM

I cant see the Ducati suiting Dovi at all, he will be as hopeless as Marco and several other 'precision' riders were on it. From an armchair observer it seems the bike is a 'wring its neck and hang on' machine rather than a 'dead smooth wheels in line' type machine. Bad move Dovi.



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