MotoGP news: Crutchlow has surgery, Repsol renews with Honda


MotoGP has taken some time off for summer break, but things are still busy, with news of Cal Crutchlow’s surgery and Repsol’s deal with Honda.

Cal Crutchlow has been having a terrible year so far since leaving Yamaha’s Tech 3 satellite team and joining Ducati’s factory team. Now, he’s ended up having surgery on both arms to fix problems with arm pump.

Crutchlow has already had one surgery on his left forearm earlier in his career, and three on his right. Doctors had made the decision to operate on his right arm again back in May, and on Tuesday decided his left arm needed attention as well. He’s supposed to be ready for the Indianapolis GP in August.

In other news, oil and gas multinational Repsol has extended their sponsorship of Honda’s MotoGP factory team through until the end of 2017.  The two giants originally teamed up back in 1995, and they’ve been going strong ever since, with 10 rider titles and 133 victories since.

“There is no better moment to celebrate this renewal, after a fantastic 1-2 finish in Germany and now we’re 1-2 in the Championship. We are very happy to extend our partnership with Repsol, which is not only a sponsorship agreement but key technical relationship,” said HRC president Shuhei Nakamoto.

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