Iker Lecuona is expected to make his third appearance in the MotoGP this season in the British Grand Prix riding for LCR Honda.
For the third time this year, Iker Lecuona will apparently fill in for a Honda MotoGP rider who is injured. However, he won’t be with Repsol Honda this time, instead he will be part of the LCR Honda Team.
Lecuona has so far raced for Repsol Honda at the Spanish and Dutch Grands Prix, filling in for Marc Marquez in Spain and Joan Mir in Assen. Lecuona will take Alex Rins’ place this round after Rins injured his leg at the Italian Grand Prix.
Lecuona will have to skip the Suzuka 8 Hour in order to fulfill this call-up to MotoGP, which falls in the same weekend as the British Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Tetsuta Nagashima is apparently fit enough for action and will take his place back in the team’s lineup.
There have been rumors that Honda might pick Lecuona for its 2024 MotoGP lineup should the replacement rides prove successful. A position on the LCR Honda Team appears to be open for the upcoming season in light of Rins’ ongoing rumors about moving to Yamaha.
Lecuona’s WorldSBK contract with Honda expires at the end of the current calendar year. Lecuona might, however, be persuaded to sign a new contract with Honda for the upcoming season if he returns to MotoGP.