LCR Honda is a satellite team of Honda manufacturer or factory, but they’re an Italian team based in Monte Carlo, Monaco. LCR Honda was first involved with MotoGP in 1996 with 125cc class using Honda, with their team name – Honda Team GP3. Their first rider is Lucio Cecchinello, the team founder who then being the team’s priciple. The next year (1997), they start using the ‘LCR’ in their team name until today. LCR stand for their founder’s name – Lucio Cecchinello and R might be Racing (we think so). They’ve switched to Aprilia bike in 2001 – 2005 and later in 2006 until today they collaborate back with Honda.
So this team have been good relation with Honda, vast experience with the bike and indirectly involved with the development of Honda bikes since their early join venture. The team has competitive bike of RC213V similar with their big brother team – Repsol Honda Team. No wonder their respected rider, Cal Crutchlow perform well with many MotoGP race previously and he managed to get podium on the first 2019 season QatarGP.
Uniquely this teams’ riders have their own individual sponsors for their bikes; Cal Crutchlow – LCR Honda CASTROL & Takaaki Nakagami – LCR Honda IDEMITSU.. their bikes and their racing suits design are different though they’re in the same team.
- #35 Cal Crutchlow 🇬🇧 Grand Prix victories: 3x MotoGP, Podium: 17x MotoGP
- #30 Takaaki Nakagami 🇯🇵 Grand Prix victories: 2x Moto2, Podium: 14x Moto2
MotoGP Team LCR Honda 2019 Logo