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Crutchlow signs two year deal with HRC to remain at LCR

Brit will race for LCR Honda for two more seasons as team also announce renewal of technical partnership with Japanese factory

Cal Crutchlow is confirmed as remaining with the LCR Honda Team for the next two years, with the Brit having signed a two-year deal with HRC. The Independent LCR outfit have also announced a renewal of their technical partnership with the Japanese manufacturer for the same period, with the relationship having proved a successful one: Crutchlow has been riding a Honda RC213V since 2015 and has taken two MotoGP™ victories, two second places and two third places so far.

Tetsuhiro Kuwata, HRC Director - General Manager Race Operations Management Division: “We're very happy to continue working with the LCR Team and with Cal for the next two seasons. We really appreciate the work they’re doing, and we decided to confirm our relationship and even elevate it by having Cal under contract directly with HRC. We wish Cal and Lucio all the best for the remainder of this season and those to come!"

 Cal Crutchlow: "I am very happy to confirm that I will be riding for HRC with the LCR Team again for two more seasons. We have worked extremely hard over the last three seasons together and I am positive that we will enjoy more great results together. I would like to thank HRC for the great support they offer me and our team, and I look forward to giving my hundred percent to this project as always."

Lucio Cecchinello, LCR Honda Team Principal: “Cal is undoubtedly one of the most competitive and talented riders in MotoGP, and thanks to HRC’s support, we are honoured to work with him again for the next two years. Cal gave us our first ever victory in the premier class of MotoGP and further important results. I want to thank all those who worked and supported this project so far, first and foremost HRC”.