The LCR Honda Castrol MotoGP team has announced that Alex Rins will be a rider for the team in 2023 and 2024. The Spanish rider, who was without a guaranteed seat on the grid due to the departure of Suzuki, is now calmer with two more years in the premier class.
Rins’ contract was signed with HRC, i.e. the company behind Marc Marquez’s Repsol Honda team. With that, it could be that in the future, depending on his performance, he ‘climbs’ to the official Honda team.
He debuted in 2012 with Honda in the Moto3 World Championship, fought for the titles every year before moving up to the premier-class in 2017. He has claimed 15 victories, including three premier-class victories, and a total of 55 podiums, 15 in MotoGP.
Alex Rins: “I am very happy to be joining the LCR Honda Team. Changing team and bike is a challenge but I am ready to give my 100% and to put into practice everything that I’ve learnt during my years in the MotoGP class. Lucio and Honda’s trust have been crucial for me in deciding to take on this challenge with this factory. I would like to thank them for this opportunity.”
Lucio Cecchinello (LCR Honda Team Manager): “I am delighted to announce that Álex Rins will be the LCR Honda CASTROL rider in 2023. We’ve just finished signing the contract, all 3 parties, so we are finally able to announce it. Rins is an experienced rider, a fast rider and a podium finisher. This wealth of experience, coupled with Rins’ ability to give the precise suggestions to his technicians, as I’ve heard, will surely help us to improve our our bike package, aiming to fight for more podiums.”
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