That Cal Crutchlow had been persistently knocking on Aprilia's door is not a mystery, and he wasn't the only one. Yesterday we told you about how both the British rider and Zarco would like to get on the RS-GP that might be available thanks to Iannone. They're biding their time in Noale, waiting for the decision by the CAS regarding Andrea, but Cal has confirmed his offer.
"I do what I do to have fun, it's not a question of money, and developing the RS-GP with Aleix could be a lot of fun," he told Bikesport News, making it no secret that his chances of staying in Honda are slight.
"I had a great time with Honda, and we achieved many good results together, but all good things come to an end at some point," he said. "I got on the podium 19 times with Lucio and his team. I could stay if they don't reach an agreement with Nakagami, but I think the possibility is remote."
Aprilia would be the best for Crutchlow, but it's also the only one that is on the table. If Iannone's disqualification is confirmed, an experienced rider would be needed to work alongside Aleix Espargarò, and Crutchlow thought well in self-promoting himself.
“I see it as an opportunity to get on the podium with all the bikes I've ridden in the MotoGP, and I'm very determined to help in developing the bike. I'm sure I can do it,” he guaranteed.