MotoGP: LCR Honda Castrol Team Launched (Video)

MotoGP: LCR Honda Castrol Team Launched (Video)

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By LCR Honda Castrol:

 

2021 LCR Honda CASTROL Team

Alex Marquez

Bio

Born on April 23, 1996 in Lleida, Alex Márquez has lived surrounded by motorcycles
practically from very early on in his life and found himself fascinated with everything
related to the world of two wheels.

When he was little, he wanted to be a mechanic for his brother, but he soon realized that
he also wanted to take the handlebar and squeeze the throttle to the maximum.
There are few combinations more infallible than talent, work and humility to end up being
a great rider. But if you also add a family passionate about motorcycles and a brother,
Marc, who has been breaking barriers in all the competitions he has gone through, it is
evident that the fate of Alex Márquez would lead him sooner or later to shine and become
a name in motorcycling.

At eight years old, Alex had already started competing and fighting for victory in the 50cc
PromoRacc and followed him up with the Catalan Championship title. He progressively
burned stages until his debut in 2010 in the Campeonato de España de Velocidad. In
2012 he achieved the 125cc Spanish Championship in the CEV and in 2013 he already
did his first full World Championship in Moto3.

From here on, the story of Alex Márquez is well known, two-time World Champion with
the Moto3 Titles in 2014 and Moto2 in 2019. At the end of 2019, he joined the Repsol
Honda Team with his brother Marc Márquez as a teammate for the 2020 season. On his
first year in the premier class, Alex claimed back-to-back second places in the French
and Aragon GPs. He narrowly missed out on the Rookie of the Year award, ending 14th
overall.

In 2021, Alex Márquez will continue being a Honda rider, this time with the LCR Honda
CASTROL Team in the year that marks it’s 25th anniversary of participation in the
MotoGP World Championship.

 

Rider ID

Date of Birth: 23/04/1996

Place of Birth: Lleida, SPA

Height: 180cm

Weight: 65kg

Instagram: @alexmarquez73

 

Bike

Bike: Honda RC213V

Engine: 1000cc V4, liquid cooled, pneumatic valves, 4-valve DOHC

Power: Over 260hp

Gearbox: 6-speed seamless transmission

Suspension: Öhlins

Chassis: Aluminium twin-tube

Brakes: Brembo

Fuel allowance: 22 litres

Software: Magneti Marelli

Tyres: Michelin, 17” front and rear

Dry weight: 157kg

 

Technical Crew

Christophe Bourguignon Chief Engineer

Jaume Carrau Engine Mapping

David Garcia Data Recording

Joan Casas Mechanic

Christopher Richardson Mechanic

Michele Andreini Mechanic

Sergi Sangra Lluch Tire Responsible

José Carrion Rider’s associate

Yuji Kikuchi HRC Technician

Katsuhiko Imai HRC Staff

 

LCR Team History

The LCR Team (Lucio Cecchinello Racing) was born in 1996 when Lucio decided to
establish his own Team following the footsteps of other racing champions who successfully
done the same thing. Simply starting with two mechanics and one van, over the years the
LCR Team continued to grow turning into a complex and highly organized structure. After
nine years in 125cc class, five years in 250cc class LCR is actually competing in the
MotoGP class (since 2006) with two riders and more than 50 highly qualified collaborators
and also in MotoE category with two riders.

The LCR Team lined up with the most talented riders of the international field such as
Nobby Ueda, Alex De Angelis, Mattia Pasini, Randy De Puniet, Roberto Locatelli, Carlos
Checa, Casey Stoner, Stefan Bradl, Jack Miller, Cal Crutchlow and many others with more
than 600 races held in the four different categories.

85 podiums, 24 victories, 2 “Rookie of the Year”, 1 Runner-Up Award and the Best
Independent Team Rider awards are the maximum expression of the daily work conducted
by Lucio and the Team members during 25 years of racing competitions.

 

Lucio Cecchinello

Bio

Team Manager and former Top 125cc rider Lucio Cecchinello, is one of the true
personalities of the Grand Prix paddock as he began racing in the 80s and his passion for
this sport is the same as it was on day one.

At the age of 7, Lucio dissembled his dad’s old motorcycle engine and that was his first
step into his future “racing life”.

He initially worked as a mechanic for teams in national and international racing field and in
1989 he began racing in the Italian Sports Production Championship before moving into
the European Championship in ’91 and, two years later, progressing to Grand Prix.

The year 1996 was the first turning point: Lucio organized his own small team for the World Championship in the 125 class, obtaining several important results in the top ten. It was the same in 1997 and in 1998, after 4 Grands Prix, Lucio obtained his first VICTORY in the World Championship. He remained with Honda until 2000 earning further important results in the smaller class and in 2001 the Team left the Japanese Constructor to Aprilia
Manufacturer. Lucio finished the championship in 4th place repeating the same result in
2002. In 2003, his last season as a professional racer, Lucio finally crossed the finishing
line in 1st place at the Italian GP in Mugello putting a lasting mark on his career (with a
total of 19 podiums, 7 victories and 4 pole positions).

Today he is a well-known and highly valued Team Manager of the LCR Honda Team
competing in the premier class as well as a 16-year member of the IRTA Committee
(Teams internal paddock commission involved in the improvement and development of the
MotoGP Championship).

Since 2019 Cecchinello doubled his commitment as a Team Manager, managing also the
LCR E-Team (MotoE™ World Cup).

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