Nakagami continues with LCR Honda for MotoGP 2023

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Taka Nakagami will remain with the LCR Idemitsu Honda squad for an assault on the 2023 MotoGP title.

It was thought the Japanese star’s seat could be under threat from Noto2 rider Ai Ogura but Lucio Checinello has played it safe with the HRC-contracted rider.

“I am very happy to be able to continue racing in MotoGP in 2023 with LCR Honda Idemitsu. I would like to thank IDEMITSU and Honda HRC for their continuous support,” said Nakagami.

“I am looking forward to the next season, and I will give it everything to achieve the best results with the team. Meanwhile, for the rest of this season, I will continue to work hard to improve my performance.”

Nakagami will partner Alex Rins, who has joined the team after Suzuki took its ball home.

2023 MotoGP grid so far

Repsol Honda:
Marc Marquez
Joan Mir

Monster Yamaha:
Franco Morbidelli
Fabio Quartararo

Ducati Lenovo:
Francesco Bagnaia
Enea Bastianini
Jack Miller

Aprilia:
Aleix Espargaro
Maverick Vinales

Red Bull KTM:
Jack Miller
Brad Binder

Gresini Ducati:
Fabio di Giannantonio
Alex Marquez

RNF Aprilia:
Miguel Oliveira
Raul Fernandez

GasGas Tech3:
Pol Espargaro
TBA

LCR Honda:
Alex Rins Takaaki Nakagami

Pramac Ducati:
Johann Zarco
Jorge Martin

VR46 Ducati:
Luca Marini
Marco Bezzecchi