Bosses sing Crutchlow’s praises

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Team boss Lu­cio Cecchinello says that ex­tend­ing Crutchlow’s deal for another two years was a no­brainer thanks to the level of the Bri­tish rider’s per­for­mances and the suc­cesses that he’s brought to the team with their first two pre­mier class wins in 2016.

“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, but first and fore­most HRC.”

And while the deal be­tween Crutchlow and the Ital­ian team looked ob­vi­ous for both par­ties af­ter last sea­son and the start to this year, HRC boss Tet­suhiro Kuwata ad­mit­ted that it was Crutchlow’s devel­op­ment work for the team that made the de­ci­sion to el­e­vate him to a fac­tory rider easy.

“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.”

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