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Cal Crutchlow to ride for LCR Honda in 2015

Cal Crutchlow will be on the move once again at the end of the 2014 Moto GP season, with the British rider making the move to LCR Honda.

Crutchlow only joined Ducati at the start of this season but he has suffered from various injuries and mechanical failures.

Cal has become the latest victim of Ducati’s dreadful form over the past few years, with the likes of Valentino Rossi and Marco Malandri also failing to get the bike to a competitive level.

The 28-year-old will be riding a factory-spec Honda next season, meaning that he should be competitive once again after a dreadful 2014.

Crutchlow had a brilliant season back in 2013 with the Tech 3 Yamaha team and even though he will have to get used to riding a Honda, he should be able to match the results of that season.

The team will also run an ‘open’ spec bike for the first time, with current Moto 3 championship leader, Jake Miller, the favourite to snap up that ride.

Crutchlow’s move means that Stefan Bradl’s time with LCR will come to an end after three seasons. It is not yet known where the German will end up next year, although Suzuki could be a possibility.

As for Ducati, they have already announced that Pramac rider, Andrea Iannone, will move into the factory team to replace Crutchlow.

What do you think of the move? Can Crutchlow become a success once again? Let me know below!

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