After finishing second in Saturday's sprint race, Alex Rins celebrated his sixth victory in the elite class on Sunday. The racetrack in Austin suits him very well, as this is his fourth victory at this venue in all three competition classes. At the same time, it should not be forgotten that the victory ended the LCR team's five-year drought. The last time Cal Crutchlow stepped onto the top step of the podium in their colors was in Argentina in 2018. But for Lucio Cecchinelli's team, this victory was special for another reason. It is the hundredth place on the winner's stage after he founded his team twenty-seven years ago. "Fantastic. We've had an amazing weekend. Everything went according to plan. On Friday we secured a direct entry in the faster qualifying group, then we were second in
Alex Rins wins the third race of the season in Austin. The Spaniard, who started the race from second place, kept the rhythm of the leader Bagnaja in the introduction, and then took advantage of the fall of the Italian racer and celebrated his second victory on this circuit in the elite class. For the LCR team, this is the first victory since 2018, when Cal Crutchlow celebrated in Argentina. Luca Marin and Fabio Quartararo joined him on the podium. For Marini, this is the first place on the winning balcony in the elite class. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1647687310455066628 Fourth place was taken by Maverick Vinales ahead of Muguel Oliveira and Marco Bezzecchi. He thus took advantage of Bagnaja's fall and increased his lead in the total. Johann Zarco finished seventh ahead of Franco Morbidelli. And ten
Reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia withdrew from the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin after making a mistake and crashing as the leader. The lead of the race was taken by Alex Rins, the racer of the LCR Honda team. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1647681730529075204
With second place, Alex Rins was one of the main heroes of Saturday's sprint race. The Spaniard took second place in qualifying, even took the lead in the opening part of the first round, but then he had no chance to defend himself on the long straight against Francesco Bagnaja. Despite some mistakes, he managed to hold second place. "It's been an amazing day. We did an amazing job in both qualifying and the race," said Rins after the race. "In the first lap I tried to pass Pecc, because I knew he had a great rhythm that I couldn't hold. After the longest straight he managed to overtake me straight away. There was nothing I could do. When braking into the twelfth turn I often had problems." With second place, Rins achieved Honda's best result this season. At the same time, this is for m
Alex Rins was the positive surprise of Friday's free practice in Austin. The Spaniard set the third best time and, as the only Honda rider, secured direct entry into the faster qualifying group. In the first free practice, he first tested two chassis versions of the Honda motorcycle again, his own and that of Marc Marquez. "In the morning I tested both versions of the chassis, mine and the one from Marc. I feel better with mine. The new format of the race weekend considerably limited the opportunities to test new things in free practice. At the end of the second practice, I had to attack a fast time in order to secured direct entry into Q2." When asked how Honda's motorcycle differs from Suzuki's, he answered: "The two motorcycles are very different. Honda's is quite
Alex Rins took the points at the Portuguese Grand Prix but said at the end of the race weekend that he wanted something new on the bike, as he was very annoyed by the difficult overtaking on the current Honda bike. "the hardest part is the overtaking," he explained. "I'm angry, because apart from the start I couldn't overtake any racer. It was a real crash. When Fabio overtook me, I was able to follow him, but I had a lot of problems. In the last part of the race I was losing grip on the front tire. I gave everything from myself and riding at the limit of the engine. The position reminds me of the season at Suzuki where I was losing on the straights and then made up for it in the corners. I would be very happy if Honda offered me something new in Argentina. The track might be more for us suited, but there are also long straights," he added
Takaaki Nakagami will miss this weekend's MotoGP Thai Grand Prix as he undergoes surgery on an injured little finger on his right hand. The LCR Honda racer will be replaced by the Japanese Tetsua Nagashima. Nakagami injured the little finger and ring finger on his right hand when he collided with Marc Marquez at Aragon and underwent surgery on the Monday after the race before competing in his home race for the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi on Sunday. He underwent a post-race scan which revealed damage to his pinky tendon and will undergo another operation on Friday before aiming to return for the Australian Grand Prix in two weeks' time. Nakagami's replacement, Nagashima, entered the Motegi race on Sunday as a Honda wildcard, but ended prematurely with a lap XNUMX crash. Tetsuta Nagashima will be at home
Takaaki Nakagami does not yet know whether he will be able to participate in the home MotoGP race in Motegi, as he injured his hand in the race in Aragon last Sunday. The Japanese collided with Marc Marquez in the first lap, who had previously been involved in a collision with Fabio Quartararo that left part of the Frenchman's Yamaha stuck in his motorcycle. The Spaniard described the collision with Nakagami as an unfortunate set of circumstances, as debris from the original collision caused a problem with the activation of the height adjustment system, which caused Marquez's bike to slow down and veer to the left. Ducati rider Jack Miller laid more of the blame for the crash on Nakagami, while the latter admitted there was nothing Marquez could have done to prevent the engine from spinning which caused contact with his Honda. "March
Japan's Takaaki Nakagami was fastest in the morning warm-ups ahead of the Aragon Grand Prix, with Enea Bastianini closing in on him at 0.109 seconds, while Johann Zarco was third. In the top five, Maverick Vinales and Marc Marquez finished the warm-up, who started the race from thirteenth place. Alex Marquez ended the warm-up with a nasty fall. The Spaniard was taken for a medical examination and X-rays of the wrist and neck showed no injuries, so he will be able to compete in the race. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1571405876401000448 Sixth and seventh times were set by Jack Miller and Jorge Martin, while Fabio Quartararo was eighth, while Aleix Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow also finished in the top ten of the warm-up.
Spaniard Alex Rins has now officially confirmed that he is moving from Suzuki to the LCR Honda team at the end of the season after signing a two-year contract with Honda. After Suzuki announced that it was withdrawing from the MotoGP class at the end of the 2022 season, Rins began the search for another place on the starting line. It had been speculated for a long time that the Spaniard would land on the motorcycle of the Lucio Cecchinella team, but now it has been officially confirmed.
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