Spaniard contracted directly to HRC through to 2024.
The LCR Honda Castrol Team has announced the signing of Alex Rins through to 2024, with the Spaniard inking a two-year deal directly with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) in MotoGP.
Rins, 26, makes the move following Suzuki’s exit from MotoGP at the end of this year and has three victories and 15 podiums to his credit in the premier class.
“I am very happy to be joining the LCR Honda Team,” Rins explained. “Changing team and bike is a challenge but I am ready to give my 100 percent and to put into practice everything that I’ve learnt during my years in the MotoGP class.
“Lucio and Honda’s trust have been crucial for me in deciding to take on this challenge with this factory. I would like to thank them for this opportunity.”
LCR Honda team owner Lucio Cecchinello added: “I am delighted to announce that Álex Rins will be the LCR Honda CASTROL rider in 2023. We’ve just finished signing the contract, all 3 parties, so we are finally able to announce it. Rins is an experienced rider, a fast rider and a podium finisher.
“This wealth of experience, coupled with Rins’ ability to give the precise suggestions to his technicians, as I’ve heard, will surely help us to improve our our bike package, aiming to fight for more podiums.”