Cal Crutchlow is to leave at the end of the season 2020 Honda and the Team of Lucio Cecchinello. Because the Honda has been engaged in the factory team, Pol Espargaro, Alex transferred to Marquez to LCR. Since Takaaki will remain Nakagami, there's Crutchlow, no more room.
The Briton stressed that it was not a Surprise that he will leave the Team. Surprised he shows, however, that Honda for Espargaro has decided. In six of the MotoGP years, the Spaniard only once on the podium.
"I was not greatly surprised, that I lose my place. I was more surprised by who you have chosen," says Crutchlow. "Not to sound disrespectful, but if you had someone like Dovizioso, it would be a different scenario for me."
after all, with three runner-up world Championships and 14 Wins, Dovizioso is currently one of the most successful drivers in the field. "But you have someone who has managed in six years, a place on the podium."
"Then you have pushed Alex to the other Team. For him this is a bad Situation, that he must immediately return to the factory team," said Crutchlow. "But like I said, I have no bad feelings towards Honda and others have."Crutchlow: "I came to Marc, near"
The 34-Year-old should already know since three months notice. "You know already for a long time, I asked for permission to other Teams to speak. You know, it was good for both sides."
"I had five great years here. We have won three races and celebrated twelve podium places. Without you I couldn't have done it. You would not have achieved if I would be riding the bike."
"Over the years, I was the only driver who was in the last four years, Marc near. I've given it my Best shot. One need only look at Jack, Scott, Tito, Morbidelli and Lüthi. The results speak for themselves."
For the next year is brought Crutchlow with a switch to Aprilia in conjunction. He has even spoken openly about it, that it would irritate this project. Aprilia has not spoken yet to the personnel Crutchlow.
In the past years, the Briton was closely involved in the testing and development work at Honda involved. How will make in the coming weeks, if it is already clear that he will leave the brand?
According to Crutchlow, he has not been tested on Wednesday in Jerez, something that Marc Marquez had to work with: "you know how important my Feedback was over the years. I have now been working again for you. I think you will support me more and I will continue to give until the end of the season my Best."
This article was written by Gerald Dirnbeck, Co-author: Lewis Duncan
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