Crutchlow signs for Tech 3 MotoGP

British ace signs two-year deal partnering Colin Edwards

BREAKING NEWS: Britain's Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year deal with the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha squad to ride in MotoGP from 2011.

The Coventry-born rider , whose name has been linked to the Tech 3 ride for the last couple of months, will partner Colin Edwards in the two-man team, following Ben Spies' departure to the factory Yamaha squad.

Crutchlow, the reigning World Supersport Champion, currently rides for Sterligarda Yamaha in the World Superbike series.

It has been announced Marco Melandri will leave MotoGP to take Crutchlow's place at Sterilgarda in 2011.