MotoGP: Alex Marquez unveils his 2021 LCR Honda livery

Alex Marquez and Lucio Cecchinello with the 2021 livery
Alex Marquez and Lucio Cecchinello with the 2021 livery

Alex Marquez’s 2021 LCR Honda Castrol livery has been unveiled during an online presentation.

This year’s LCR liveries are being revealed separately due to Marquez and Taka Nakagami having separate title sponsors. Marquez’s side of the garage is supported by Castrol, whilst Nakagami will continue with the Idemitsu branding. The Japanese rider’s livery will be revealed tomorrow (February 20).

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Marquez’s new livery, revealed in a presentation hosted by MotoGP pit-lane reporter and former racer Simon Crafar, features Givi as the focal sponsor alongside the title sponsor Castrol. The livery is a mixture of red, green, blue and the white of LCR.

The Spaniard joins Honda’s satellite team after losing his spot in the Repsol Honda team to Pol Espargaro. The younger of the Marquez brothers was informed of HRC’s decision before last season had got underway at Jerez.

After a relatively quiet, yet consistent, start to his premier class career, Marquez made a massive jump forwards at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Marquez stormed through the field in his first-ever wet MotoGP race to finish second.

The 24-year-old repeated his performance in the following race at Aragon and came very close to beating Alex Rins to victory. Marquez was heading towards another potential podium finish at Aragon 2 but ultimately pushed too hard and crashed. Marquez ended his debut MotoGP campaign 14th overall with 74 points.

The 2021 MotoGP season, as it stands, will get underway at Qatar on March 28. The Losail International Circuit will also hold round two the following weekend and will be known as Grand Prix of Qatar.