The LCR Honda team will contest the 2021 MotoGP season with two Honda RC213V ‘pata negra‘for Álex Márquez and Takaaki Nakagami. However, the main sponsor of each of these bikes will be different, a circumstance that has led Lucio Cecchinello’s team to have two presentations. If yesterday Álex Márquez’s RC213V was unveiled in Castrol’s colors, today it was his teammate’s MotoGP turn. A Honda RC213V that in the case of Takaaki Nakagami will wear the colors of Idemitsu, a motorcycle lubricant company that has already accompanied the Japanese in the 2020 season.
For Takaaki Nakagami it will be his fourth season in MotoGP, fourth also within the LCR Team. However, 2021 promises to be a special campaign for the Japanese rider, since like Álex Márquez, the Asian pilot will have first-rate equipment. In fact, Nakagami will enjoy a Honda RC213V of the same specification as those that the Repsol Honda team riders and their new partner will be wearing. It will be the first time in MotoGP that Takaaki has the same material as the other Honda riders, since until now I had always carried a motorcycle one year old compared to official motorcycles.
The LCR Honda team presents the MotoGP of the Spanish Álex MárquezRead news
In relation to the new season, Takaaki nakagami He noted: “Last year was good for me. We took a step forward, even though I couldn’t make a podium or win a race. This season we need a little more constant results, we hope to achieve podiums and win a race. That is the goal. In the last 3 years I have always had a motorcycle from the previous year, sometimes being positive and sometimes not. It has always been difficult to show my full potential on a slower bike. With a tenth loss in MotoGP everything becomes very difficult. I hope to also help Honda in the development of the bike“.