Jerez MotoGP pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow says he expects to be “rewarded” by Honda for his current form and hard work in his test role for the Japanese manufacturer.
Crutchlow has featured regularly among the frontrunners in the 2018 season so far, winning in Argentina and claiming an assertive Spanish GP pole position on Saturday at Jerez.
The Brit, who rides for Honda satellite team LCR but also performs test duties for the manufacturer itself, is on a factory contract that runs to the end of 2019.
And while Crutchlow has repeatedly stated he's happy with the current support he receives from the manufacturer, he's also said he hopes to be “repaid” in the near future.
Responding to suggestions that he has an eye out for the Suzuki and Ducati factory rides that thus far remain vacant for next year, Crutchlow said: “I didn't think about it, I didn't say anything about going anywhere else.
“I have a two-year contract. And in the moment I'm happy with Honda. But there becomes a time in your life where you have to be rewarded for what you're doing.”
He also stated: “I work very, very hard for Honda, week in, week out, and especially in the winter time. And I don't know, maybe that'll come back round and I'll be repaid for that soon.”
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