Cal Crutchlow had some memorable moments with Honda LCR as he conquered his first MotoGP win with Lucio Cecchinello’s team and made a lot of good races with 19 podiums during his career with LCR, a partnership started five years ago (2015).
Despite helping a lot the develop of Honda, Cal will not have any future in the Japanese team as Alex Marquez is about to replace him if Pol Espargaro will join Factory Honda Repsol and Takaaki Nakagami will resign with LCR even for 2021, meaning that there are no free seats for Crutchlow.
Rumors started to link the Briton to Aprilia and it seems to be not far from reality as the same Crutchlow admitted that he is in talks with Noale’s team for 2021: “I want something fun and developing the RS-GP with Aleix could be really entertaining for my future”
There are still little chances to stay with Honda, but there are marginal: “I had memorable years in Honda, but even the best things come to an end. I could stay only if Takaaki will not renew his contract, but there is a little chance that this could happen”
Someone thought even that Cal could retire at the end of the season: “To be honest I wanted to retire, but fortunately teams do not want me to. I am really lucky as well to have a good relationship with Dorna Sports CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta”