BOLOGNA, Italy — official release — Ducati photo — Ducati Corse announced Saturday that it has reached an agreement with its factory rider Cal Crutchlow to terminate his contract with the MotoGP factory squad.
Reports indicate that Crutchlow, who was in his first season with Ducati, has already signed a contact with LCR Honda for the 2015 season.
Great Britain’s Crutchlow joined Ducati Team this season, taking the place of 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden who switched to Drive M7 Aspar. This season is Crutchlow’s fourth in the premier class, having debuted with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 outfit in 2011 as the 2009 World Supersport champion.
The two factory Ducati Team riders for 2015 will now be Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.