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Dovizioso gets off the bike for good and will be replaced by Crutchlow

Andrea Dovizioso, who turned 36 last March, will leave his current role in the RNF team after the next San Marino Grand Prix, which will be held on September 4, and will leave his place to the British driver Cal Crutchlow, who for two years he has assumed the role of tester and substitute at Yamaha.

Dovizioso, who after not being renewed by Ducati in 2020 took a sabbatical year in 2021, was taken over by Yamaha at the end of last season, with a factory rider contract and conditions, but racing for Razlan Razali ‘s RNF, the owner. of the structure that has been very critical of the Italian’s performance.

Unable to reach the level that led him to be three times runner-up in the world with Ducati, Dovizioso has decided to get off the bike before facing the two days of testing in Misano, when the path of the definitive development of next year’s bike must be decided. , and the last six races of the course, four of them on the other side of the planet. In this way, the great prizes of Great Britain, this weekend, and Austria, in a fortnight, will be the last for Dovi before saying goodbye in Misano.

Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha Factory Racing

Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Dorna

As happened last year when Franco Morbidelli was injured in the knee, the British Cal Crutchlow, retired two years ago and, since then, tester and substitute for Yamaha, will be in charge of taking the handlebars of the M1 2022 of the RNF Racing team , forming a spot with rookie Darryn Binder.

Crutchlow, winner of up to fifteen races in the highest category, will already get on the bike in the Misano tests (September 6 and 7), and will face the final stretch of the season with the races in Aragon, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and the closure of Valencia.

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