Takaaki Nakagami will stay in MotoGP in 2021 with LCR having signed a multi-year extension with Honda.
Nakagami stepped as much as the premier class from Moto2 in 2018 with LCR, although is contracted on to HRC.
Driving year-old RC213V equipment this yr, Nakagami at present sits fifth within the standings and simply 29 factors off championship chief Joan Mir having managed a greatest results of fourth within the Andalusian GP in July.
Nakagami and LCR have been eager to have the Japanese rider given current-spec works equipment having been HRC’s main rider this season.
Honda’s press launch makes no point out of what bike Nakagami could have in 2021, nor for the way lengthy his contract is definitely for.
“I am very blissful to have the ability to proceed racing for LCR Honda IDEMITSU in 2021 and past,” Nakagami mentioned.
“I am grateful to Honda for his or her beneficiant help, permitting me to convey out my full potential this season.
“I will probably be doing my greatest to realize stable outcomes for the remaining races, and construct on that momentum subsequent yr.
“I am aiming greater with Honda. I look ahead to your continued help.”
HRC’s basic supervisor Tetsuhiro Kuwata added: “I’m very happy that we will proceed to battle with Takaaki Nakagami within the MotoGP class subsequent season onwards.
“I’m actually grateful to the followers and IDEMITSU who’ve supported his profession up to now.
“This season, Nakagami’s efficiency has been stable, ending throughout the factors in each race, and is at present fifth.
“His presence within the MotoGP class is on the rise, and we look ahead to his efficiency within the remaining races.”
Nakagami will be joined by Alex Marquez at LCR next season, who signed a two-year extension with HRC earlier than the present marketing campaign to proceed driving manufacturing facility equipment.
The 2019 Moto2 world champion has scored Honda’s solely podiums thus far this season, taking a second within the moist French Grand Prix earlier than storming to second within the dry at Aragon final weekend.
Present LCR rider Cal Crutchlow’s future stays unsure, although it’s understood he has a pre-agreement in place with Aprilia for 2021.
Nonetheless, Aprilia is continuous to stay by Andrea Iannone whereas he goes by means of the appeals course of to have his 18-month doping ban overturned – with a final verdict expected by mid-November following the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport listening to final week.