MDP Live - LCR Honda executive Lucio Cecchinello admits that the 2021 MotoGP season will be one of the worst journeys for his team. Both Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami have experienced significant difficulties to appear competitive.
Takaaki Nakagami as a racer who has experience in the premier class was initially predicted to be competitive. Unfortunately for one reason or another, Nakagami failed to perform as expected. He could only be ranked 15th in the final standings.
Three-way money with Nakagami, Alex Marquez also suffered the same bad luck. He is one strip behind Nakagami in the standings.
Responding to the sluggish performance of the two drivers, Lucio Cecchinello cannot deny that the 2021 season will indeed be difficult.
"Probably 2021 is the second or third most complicated year for my team. Our human resources are limited compared to the official team (Repsol Honda). We changed the structure by creating a new person, the general technical director, who is in charge of gathering all the information from the technical manager Nakagami and Marquez. It's an exchange of information in real time," Cecchinello said.
For the upcoming 2022 season, Cecchinello asks all his crew and drivers to work even harder. As a satellite team from Honda, they should be able to appear competitive and at least break into the top ten positions.
Nakagami and Marquez are also required to learn from mistakes so as not to sluggish again. If their performance continues to stagnate, it is not impossible that Cecchinello will find a replacement for the LCR Honda squad.