CRUTCHLOW NOW OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED AS RIDING FOR TEAM DUCATI

Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow

As we indicated yesterday, Ducati has now confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Cal Crutchlow that will have the Briton campaigning the 2014 and 2015 MotoGP race seasons with the Ducati Team.

Crutchlow will race alongside fellow Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso and is a replacement for Nicky Hayden who is to leave the team at the end of this season. The British rider and the Italian, who were previously team-mates in 2012, will work on developing the Desmosedici and growing Ducati’s MotoGP project.

The 2009 World Supersport champion and 2011 MotoGP Rookie of the Year, Crutchlow is presently enjoying his strongest GP season to date, sitting fifth in the championship points standings. He has posted four podium finishes in the first nine races, and he earned his first MotoGP pole position at the Dutch TT.

Cal Crutchlow

Race number: 35
Age: 27 (born in Coventry, UK, on 29 October 1985)
Height: 1.68 metres (5’6”)
Weight: 66.68 kg (147 lbs.)
GP starts: 43 (all in MotoGP class)
First GP: Qatar GP, 2011 (MotoGP)
GP podiums: 6 (all in MotoGP class)
First GP Pole: Dutch TT, 2013 (MotoGP)
World SBK starts: 30
World SBK wins: 3
World SBK podiums: 11
World SBK poles: 6
World Supersport starts: 17
World Supersport titles: 1
World Supersport wins: 5
World Supersport podiums: 10
World Supersport poles: 10

Notable Achievements:

  • 2011: MotoGP Rookie of the Year (Tech3 Yamaha)
  • 2009: Supersport World Champion (Yamaha)
  • 2006: British Supersport Champion
  • 2001: Aprilia RS 125 Challenge Champion
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