In the late summer of last year Cal Crutchlow spoke several times specifically about the fact that his MotoGP could be the career coming to an end. His contract with Honda runs out at the end of 2020. When he was approached in the fall of repeats on this topic, rowed back Crutchlow again and said that it definitely was, and that he will finish his career actually.

And even in the currently long waiting pause until the first race, the thought of a withdrawal back further and further in the distance. “I know that I said last year that by 2020 would probably be my last year in racing. But my Motivation was at the end of the year is greater than ever,” says Crutchlow in ‘’. “And so my Motivation is still there.”

“There is no reason why I will in the next year in MotoGP. I’m in the same Situation as probably 80 percent of drivers. Currently, we don’t do the race, and there are no talks with the manufacturers, and in my case with Honda.”

Since the 2015 season, the Brit is driving in the satellite team of Lucio Cecchinello. For 2018/19 Crutchlow first received a contract from Honda. This was then extended to 2020. Three Grands Prix victories and eight other podium places was able to conquer the British for LCR Honda in the past. In the case of Honda, he also takes an important role for the further development.

“my Team and I are very happy, we have worked with over the years, fantastic. I’m going to talk in the coming months with other Teams, and manufacturers, if we can start the season. We will see how this will develop. I think I may be in the MotoGP and competitors’m capable of. Maybe these are my best years in MotoGP.”

For the 2011 season, Crutchlow of the Superbike world championship switched to the MotoGP. After three years in the Tech 3 Yamaha Team a season in the factory Ducati team. So far, Crutchlow has played a total of 157 Grands Prix. Three victories, 19 podiums, four Pole Positions and four fastest laps of the race, is his track record. Course five was in 2013, his best world Cup result.

This article was written by Gerald Dirnbeck

*The contribution of “No thought of end of career: Cal Crutchlow wants to go 2021 MotoGP” will be released by Contact with the executives here.