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Pandemic prompts Crutchlow MotoGP retirement re-think

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Cal Crutchlow may not retire at the end of the 2020 MotoGP season as he believes he has the motivation to continue for at least another year.

The Isle of Man resident had considered knocking it on the head this year as he was in a lot of pain from various injuries when riding but the coronavirus-enforced break has allowed the LCR Honda rider to give it more thought.

“Last year I said maybe that 2020 would be my last year in racing. But my motivation at the end of last year was greater than ever,” said Crutchlow.

“My motivation now is the same, so there’s no reason why I won’t be racing next year in MotoGP.

“I am in a situation with probably 80 per cent of the riders in the paddock in that at the moment we’re not racing, so talks to continue with manufacturers or with especially Honda.

“I’m happy in my team, my team have done a fantastic job over the years, but I will also be speaking to other teams and other manufacturers certainly in the coming months when we start the season, and we’ll see how that goes.

“It doesn’t mean I will race, it doesn’t mean I will stop. But I still feel I’ve got a lot to give in MotoGP, I can still be competitive and be able to fight. Maybe these are the best years of my MotoGP.”

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