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At 26 and after six seasons in MotoGPall sheathed in the Suzuki suit, the Catalan will change brands in 2023forced by the slam of the manufacturer of the big S, who will leave the championship at the end of the course after having made a sudden decision and which leaves most of the team members on the street.
Waiting for this Joan Mir and Honda conclude the agreement in which they have been working for months, and which should lead to the landing of the Mallorcan in the official workshop of the HRCnext to Mark MarquezRins signed a few weeks ago the agreement which will make him a broker in the structure of Lucio Cecchinelloeven if his contract binds him directly to the company with the golden wing.
Rinse He currently sits ninth in the drivers’ standings with 75 points, two less than Mir, after missing the Dutch Grand Prixfollowing the fall he suffered in Montmelowhere Takaaki Nakagami he took it in front.
Honda, which is going through the most delicate moment in its history and which, with the prolonged absence of Márquez, occupies the last place in the classification reserved for manufacturers, hopes to benefit from the experience of La Cervera (Lleida), Mir and Rins to transform the RC213V. The latest version of the prototype has raised a lot of expectations in pre-season, although so far, after the first 11 stages of the calendar, it has only obtained one podium, that of Pol Espargaro at the start of the world cup Qatar.
“I am delighted to report that Alex Rins will race with the LCR team in 2023. Rins is an experienced, fast driver and is one of those who usually get on the podium”, explains Lucio Cecchinello, in the brief message posted by the Monegasque team on his Facebook profile.
“The experience we have, combined with his ability to pass on the good feedback to the technicians, as they told us, will help us to take a step forward with our bike”, underlines the former rider.
What is not yet clear is who will be your workshop neighbor, given the poor performance of Nakagamicombined with the regularity shown Ai Ogurawho is fighting for the title Moto2 – he is only one point off the lead – and that he is in the best position to take this second Honda.
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