As Suzuki ends their run in MotoGP, Alex Rins finds a seat at LCR Honda Castrol beginning in 2023.
Alex Rins and the LCR Honda Castrol team have signed a two-year contract that secures the Spaniard’s seat in the premier class through the 2024 season. This contract is somewhat of a homecoming for Rins as the 26 year old began his GP career with Honda in 2012 in the Moto3 class.
“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 learned 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.” – Alex Rins.
“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 bike package, aiming to fight for more podiums.” – Lucio Cecchinello, LCR Honda Team Manager.