2013 MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow Rumored to Have Signed with Ducati

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Spanish motorsports portal Motocuatro reports that an official announcement from Cal Crutchlow and Ducati will be made in the next 24 hours, as the British rider is rumored to have signed a 2-year deal with the Borgo Panigale team.
If this turns out to be true, Crutchlow will replace Nicky Hayden, who has already announced he will not be riding a Ducati in MotoGP in 2014 and will become team mate with Andrea Dovizioso.

While Crutchlow has expressly told the media that he would only consider a factory ride for 2014, his options for the next season were rather limited, with both Yamaha and Honda factory teams being fully booked, and Suzuki delaying their MotoGP comeback for 2015.

Given the poor results Ducati had during the last 2 and (already) a half seasons, we can only hope that the Italians, and for what's worth, Audi will do more than their best to offer Crutchlow a truly competitive bike.

Cal Crutchlow is currently 5th in thew world rankings, and he has showed amazing racing aboard the Tech3 Yamaha satellite bike this year. If the Englishman is lucky he will not be forced to spend two years in the same shadowy corners of the MotoGP rankings, just like Valentino Rossi did.
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