Honda Racing Corporation Shuffles the Deck

HRC welcomes a new team member, transitions a rider and says goodbye to a proven asset.



HRC has moved things around, quite a bit over the last week. For one, the extended their contract with Alex Marquez for two more years from the end of the 2020 season. However, at the end of 2020, the former Moto3 and Moto2 World Champion will transition to the LCR Honda team for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Secondly, HRC acquires the former Moto2 World Champion, Pol Espargaro under a two-year contract and announces him as Marc Marquez’s teammate at Honda Repsol.

Where does that leave the current LCR Honda pilot, Cal Crutchlow? In a press release, HRC thanked the British rider for hard and diligent work dating back to 2015, when he joined the team. Over his six-year tenure at LCR Honda, Crutchlow earned three race victories and a dozen podiums.

Repsol Honda Team Manager, Alberto Puig hinted that there may be a place for Crutchlow in the Honda WorldSBK garage, should Crutchlow be interested.

No comment from Cal Crutchlow, as of yet.


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