Honda courting Cal Crutchlow for WorldSBK return after MotoGP exit?

Cal Crutchlow dismisses the idea of moving to the WorldSBK Championship but that hasn't stopped Team HRC Honda from trying to lure the MotoGP race winner

HRC boss Alberto Puig says he will keep a space in the team’s WorldSBK operation open to Cal Crutchlow if he has a change of heart over whether to join the series in 2021.

As anticipated, Crutchlow was this week all-but-confirmed to be on his way out of the LCR Honda team at the end of the season to make way for Alex Marquez, who in turn has been reshuffled for the incoming Pol Espargaro at Repsol Honda.

At this late stage in the so-called ‘silly season’, Crutchlow’s options in MotoGP are relatively thin with all but one of the potential four seats sitting with Ducati, a manufacturer he is unlikely to reacquaint himself with after a fractious stint together in 2014.

That leaves him with Aprilia, though even the availability of that seat isn’t guaranteed as it will depend on Andrea Iannone’s appeal for his drugs ban.

It thus opens the possibility of Crutchlow looking towards a switch to WorldSBK where he competed with Yamaha ahead of his MotoGP move in 2010.

However, the man himself has so far dismissed the prospect of it happening, telling Bikesportsnews “I had options and I really appreciate it but although I think it’s a great series I won’t be racing there next season’.

That ‘option’ is believed to have come from Honda, who identified Crutchlow as a potential candidate to join its revived full factory WorldSBK effort alongside Alvaro Bautista.

Indeed, despite Crutchlow’s misgivings, Honda’s Puig admits the Briton remains a target for the team ahead of what it plans to be a full title tilt in 2021 with the new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade.

“As you know, Honda has a WorldSBK team and there’s always a chance for him if he wants to contemplate this option with the new bike,” he told the WorldSBK website. “Because also the target of Honda in the Championship of WorldSBK is try to get the title in the future. This is more or less what we believe.”

“Cal is a guy you never want to tell he has no ride. Cal did a fantastic job for Honda, fantastic job for LCR. He helped us develop the bikes but at the same time he has been winning races, making a lot of podiums and we can only thank the job he did for Honda and for the team.”


hope they can compete as soon as the situation allows. Check this out >>

Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

coronavirus test kit

I know this is one of the most meaningful information for me. And I'm animated reading your article. But should remark on some general things, the website style is perfect; the articles are great. Thanks for the ton of tangible and attainable help.
electric bike

Still in the event all those may well learn about the software, your blog post is useful for vain. SEARCH games a fabulous critical a part right.

seo hero

Thanks for picking out the time to discuss this, I feel great about it and love studying more on this topic. It is extremely helpful for me. Thanks for such a valuable help again.


Wphatworld's picture

<a href="">tiny url</a> is basically used to make your url short. you can easily make your url short free of cost.

Wphatworld's picture

TinyAs feature-rich link management platform is a one-stop URL shortening solution for digital marketers, brands, media agencies, affiliates, online advertisers, developers, freelancers, social media marketers, influencers, e-commerce stores and other professionals to get complete management over all links you share. It’s easy-to-use, 100% FREE cloud-based link management platform with brand-safe and ad-free direct redirects.

Wphatworld's picture

A vehicle rental, recruit vehicle, or used cars in dubai office is an organization that rents cars for brief timeframes, by and large extending from a couple of hours to half a month. It is frequently composed with various nearby offices (which permit a client to restore a vehicle to an alternate area), and fundamentally situated close to air terminals or occupied city regions and regularly supplemented by a site permitting on the web reservations.

Join the conversation!

Let us know what you think, just sign up for a free account, leave a comment and get involved!
Register Now

Latest Videos