Lecuona joins Red Bull KTM for 2020 Moto2 season - Bikesport News

Lecuona joins Red Bull KTM for 2020 Moto2 season

Lecuona with KTM's Pit Beirer (right), team boss Aki Ajo and a man whose haircut is 25 years too young for him
Lecuona with KTM's Pit Beirer (right), team boss Aki Ajo and a man whose haircut is 25 years too young for him

Red Bull KTM’s Moto2 squad have signed Iker Lecuona to replace the MotoGP-bound Brad Binder for 2020.

Lecuona, who made his World Championship debut midway through 2016, has three years of experience in the Moto2 class. Last season the Spaniard achieved his first podium in the World Championship – finishing second at the Valencia Grand Prix.

In 2019, Lecuona sits 16th in the standings with 27 points, having completed the first half of the season. He will ride alongside current Moto3 World Champion Jorge Martin.

“We are happy to announce this new agreement between KTM, Ajo Motorsport and Iker Lecuona. It’s great to be able to work with a rider with whom we have previous experiences, as we know his personality, his ethic and his riding style,” said team boss Aki Ajo.

“Without a doubt, that’s a very positive point. Also, I’m really impressed by Iker’s development since he came into the World Championship. He’s learned the working methods required at this level and above all he has grown as a rider.

“His latest performances show that he’s gained a lot of experience and that he is now one of the leading riders in the Moto2 category.”

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