Only days after announcing an ongoing partnership agreement had been reached for 2015, Ducati has announced that their collaboration with Britain’s Cal Crutchlow is over.
Observers note that this is most likely the result of Crutchlow asking to be released after now being offered a Honda with an expanded LCR squad, effectively replacing Stefan Bradl.
Ducati released this short statement.
Ducati Corse and Cal Crutchlow terminate contract ahead of 2015
Ducati Corse announced today that it has reached an agreement with its factory rider Cal Crutchlow to terminate, ahead of time, the contract that ties the British rider to the Italian team in MotoGP for 2014 and also for next season.
The two factory Ducati Team riders for 2015 will now be Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.