Honda Denies Will Move Takaaki Nakagami to WSBK

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Honda Denies Will Move Takaaki Nakagami to WSBK –

MotoGP News: HRC WSBK boss, Leon Camier, emphasized that his team had no plans to bring Takaaki Nakagami after the racer was rumored to be losing his seat in MotoGP.

Takaaki Nakagami’s future with LCR Honda is currently in uncertainty. During his five-year career in MotoGP, the Japanese man never performed as expected.

Despite having secured pole position at Teruel in 2020, his best achievement was only two times finishing in P4. This year, the rider was thrown out of the top 10 standings because he was only ranked 16th.

With the joining of Alex Rins to LCR Honda for the upcoming 2023. The question arises, who will be his tandem. This is because Alex Marquez has decided to move closer to Gresini Racing.

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One vacant seat is known to be reserved only for racers from Japan. Ai Ogura is also predicted to displace Nakagami thanks to his brilliant performance in Moto2.

From the various rumors circulating, Takaaki Nakagami is likely to play the role of a test racer for Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) with Stefan Bradl.

However, news also emerged linking his name to the World Superbike (WSBK) championship. Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge are each known to have secured a one-year contract with HRC.

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When met by Motorsport-Total, the boss of HRC WSBK, Leon Camier, confirmed that Nakagami’s name was not included in the list of potential riders.

“No, not for now. There will be an announcement soon for the 2023 riders. I would be very happy if we could continue with the two riders (Lecuona and Vierge),” he was quoted as saying by

Last April, Nakagami said he must perform well in MotoGP 2022. It has even been felt since the opening series in Qatar.

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Not only does he want to fight for the top 10, the 30-year-old at least wants to be able to fight in the top five or six.

‚ÄúThis is the minimum performance. Then, of course if we have the opportunity or extra confidence, we can fight for the podium,” Nagakami said.

“Our first step is to restore potential, because with a new bike, this bike has potential.”

“So you have to be competitive all weekend and not make mistakes.”

Tags: Takaaki Nakagami, Honda, MotoGP 2022, LCR

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