The 29-year-old from Isle of Man will compete in the premier class for the fifth year counting on Honda HRC support and the brand-new LCR Main Sponsor CWM.
“The 2015 MotoGP season is looking to be a very exciting one,” said Anthony Costantinou, CEO of CWM. “CWM-LCR Honda are very happy and pleased to have Cal Crutchlow on our new bike and new team colors. Cal is a professional, reliable, and top performer as CWMFX.COM is. Perfect synergy”.
LCR CEO Lucio Cecchinello says, "We want to thank Cal for his trust in our 2015 racing project and we are excited to line up with new Team colours thanks to the cooperation with CWM. In the mean time we will keep working hard to end the current season in the best way.”
Great Britain’s Crutchlow joined Ducati Team for the current season when 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden switched to Drive M7 Aspar. The 2014 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 title. Saturday’s news comes despite it having been announced on 19 July that Crutchlow would be remaining with the Italian factory next year.
Taking Crutchlow’s place on the Ducati Team in 2015 will be Andrea Iannone from Pramac Racing, who joins Andrea Dovizioso to form an an all-Italian line-up. Ducati Team’s official announcement came on August 2, 2014: 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.