LCR Honda has proven off its refreshed paint scheme that can adorn Alex Marquez’s RC213-V for the 2021 MotoGP season.
The Italian outfit will wade into battle with new signing Marquez alongside barely elevated backing from very long time affiliate companion Castrol, its RC213-V sporting a white, inexperienced, pink and blue livery.
Castrol has been concerned with LCR for a number of years, turning into the precept sponsor of the workforce and lately departed rider Cal Crutchlow for a number of contests, although ’21 will mark an elevated presence of the British lubricants model on the bikes livery and rider leathers.
Marquez joins the Lucio Ceccinello-run squad following a combined rookie premier class marketing campaign with the manufacturing unit Honda organisation final season, the ’19 Moto2 world champion taking 14th total within the riders standings with a pair of runner-up outcomes as his private bests.
Honda elected to interchange Marquez with KTM convert Pol Espargaro to hitch brother Marc Marquez for this 12 months even earlier than the Covid-19 delayed ’20 season started, although he’ll no less than retain a the identical full-factory spec RC213-V equipment that Crutchlow has loved in current campaigns.
Takaaki Nakagami will likely be Marquez’s team-mate-now additionally with a present spec Honda-though the Japanese racer will as a substitute race within the colors of long-time backer Idemitsu.
LCR didn’t seize a rostrum end in ’20 as Crutchlow suffered with harm all through the shortened marketing campaign, although Nakagami got here near breaking his duck a number of occasions.
A robust run to second was minimize quick by a pink flag within the Styrian Grand Prix as he failed to save lots of a second set of recent tyres for the restart-meaning he in the end completed seventh-while a victory shot from pole place was misplaced after he crashed at Aragon, earlier than he then went down as he tried to take third from Espargaro within the European GP at Valencia.
The workforce has scored three victories thus far within the premier class starting from ’16-’18, all secured by Crutchlow, with an additional 9 podiums racked up because the organisation made its MotoGP debut in ’06.