Alex Rins will ride on board the Honda RC213V machine at the 2023 MotoGP season after putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with LCR Honda.
- LCR Honda Castrol Team officially announced Alex Rins as the new rider for 2023.
- Rins agreed a two-year deal to join LCR Honda.
The 26-year will ride join LCR Honda at the of the 2022 season after Suzuki decided to terminate their participation in MotoGP.
“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 has been crucial for me in deciding to take on this challenge with this factory. I would like to thank them for this opportunity,” said Rins.
LCR Honda Team Manager, Lucio Cecchinello, is also delighted with the new signing.
“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 podium,” he said.
Meanwhile, LCR Honda reportedly will also announce Moto2 rider Ai Ogura as Rins’ new team-mate for the upcoming season in place of Takaaki Nakagami.