Cal Crutchlow replaces Maverick Viñales at Monster Energy Yamaha

British fan-favourite will saddle up alongside Fabio Quartararo

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Cal Crutchlow, Styria MotoGP race, 8 August 2021

It’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for Cal Crutchlow. After officially retiring from competition at the end of 2020, the Brit then returned to race duty with Petronas Yamaha SRT at the Red Bull Ring, subbing for the injured Franco Morbidelli.

Now, the three-time Grand Prix winner is headed for Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP for his upcoming home Grand Prix. Crutchlow is confirmed to replace Maverick Viñales at Silverstone, and will step in as teammate to MotoGP Championship leader Fabio Quartararo for the foreseeable future.

Cal Crutchlow – Monster Energy Yamaha

“It’s a privilege to be a part of Yamaha and to do what originally was supposed to be three races for the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, but the plans have changed. I want to thank them and I look forward to riding with the Factory Team.”

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