MotoGP: Takaaki Nakagami signs new multi-year HRC deal

Takaaki Nakagami will return to MotoGP in 2021 following a very successful 2020 season, riding for LCR Honda.

Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami has signed a multi-year deal with HRC to remain in the LCR Honda garage for 2021 and more, he currently sits in P5 overall in the MotoGP standings, finishing every race so far in 2020 in the top 10 and a best result of P4 with the podium in his sights.

Takaaki Nakagami: “I’m very happy to be able to continue racing for LCR Honda IDEMITSU in 2021 and beyond. I’m grateful to Honda for their generous support, allowing me to bring out my full potential this season. I will be doing my best to gain solid results for the remaining races, and build on that momentum next year. I’m aiming higher with Honda. I look forward to your continued support.”

Tetsuhiro Kuwata, HRC Director: “I am very pleased that we can continue to battle with Takaaki Nakagami in the MotoGP class next season onwards. I am truly grateful to the fans and IDEMITSU who have supported his career to date. This season, Nakagami’s performance has been solid, finishing within the points in every race, and is currently fifth.

“His presence in the MotoGP class is on the rise, and we look forward to his performance in the remaining races. He will be joined by Alex Marquez from next year, and I hope the two teammates will be able to bring out the best in each other, and bring the team better results than ever before.”

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