MotoGP: LCR Honda unveil 2022 liveries for Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami
LCR Honda have unveiled their new 2022 MotoGP liveries for Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami ahead of the Indonesian test.
As has become the norm for Lucio Cecchinello’s team, each rider has their own respective title sponsor and livery. Marquez remains with Castrol, whilst Nakagami continues with Idemitsu.
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Marquez’s livery remains largely unchanged from 2021, sticking with the stunning red, white and green Castrol colours. There are more dashes of white towards the front of the bike thanks to the new aero package on the RC213V, whilst black has been added beneath the seat.
2022 is Marquez’s third in the premier class. Last season proved difficult following his move from the factory Repsol Honda squad, with the Spaniard ending his campaign 16th overall.
Six DNFs hampered his campaign, with his best result coming at the penultimate round at Portimao. Marquez was hunting down Jack Miller for a podium when the red flags were waved two laps from the end due to a collision between Iker Lecuona and Miguel Oliveira.
Meanwhile, Nakagami’s 2022 livery is noticeably different to last season. Black has been added to the traditional white and red design, with the red now a much darker shade. The use of gold has been limited to a few dashes here and there.
Like Marquez, Nakagami endured a tough 2021 and finished just one place above his teammate in 15th. The Japanese rider had three DNFs, taking a best result of fourth at Jerez. Nakagami is still chasing his first podium in the premier class, and has hired a mental coach ahead of the new season.
Marquez and Nakagami are both out of contract at the end of this year, and with the rider market set to heat up in the coming weeks, both we need to start the year strongly.
Both riders now head to Indonesia for a three-day test at the all-new Mandalika Street Circuit. The first race of the 2022 season takes place in Qatar on March 6.