Crutchlow, Espargaro moves confirmed

Crutchlow (#36) will join Dovizioso (#04) at Ducati

Crutchlow (#35) will join Dovizioso (#04) at Ducati

Ducati has officially confirmed that British rider Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year deal with the team.

Crutchlow will replace former world champion Nicky Hayden for the 2014 season, riding alongside Italian Andrea Dovizioso.

The 27-year-old Crutchlow is currently in his third season of MotoGP with Tech 3 Yamaha following a single year stint with the Japanese manufacturer in World Superbikes.

Just half an hour after Ducati’s announcement, Tech 3 confirmed that Crutchlow will be replaced by Spaniard Pol Espargaro.

The younger brother of current MotoGP rider Aleix, Pol Espagaro is currently fighting for the Moto2 title.

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