Iker Lecuona Will Replace Alex Rins at the British Grand Prix
Today it was announced that Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) will replace Alex Rins (LCR Honda Castrol) for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in August. Alex Rins suffered a broken leg and thus Honda needed a substitute. This isn’t the first call Lecuona has received this season. Earlier this year Lecuona filled in for an injured Joan Muir for the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix. He filled in again for Alex Rins at TT Circuit Assen. In both outings Lecuona was nearly in the points. We imagine with a third stent on the bike he might be able to muster the pace to score some points in MotoGP this year.
Lecuona had the following words for WorldSBK.com on his return to MotoGP action, “I wish Alex a speedy recovery; I know how difficult these situations are. In the meantime, I’m happy to jump on the bike, as I want to do my best and help the team. Besides, I like Silverstone’s layout, and we can have fun. I want to thank the Honda family and LCR for the opportunity.”