All geared up for another season at LCR Honda
Cecchinello: “Ready to celebrate another podium”
Same values, same philosophy, same strive for excellence: flow-meter™ and LCR Honda have been road companions for six years now.
The Moto GP season has just drawn to a close, but Luca Cecchinello’s team will not be taking any time off: they are already focused on the next season because their motto is “Never stop”.
“2021 has been a season in which, quite honestly, we expected to achieve better results: we are missing 2 or 3 podiums we almost always managed to be on in recent years. We have to face facts and admit that, on one hand, our competitors have worked hard and young riders like Jorge Martin and Francesco Bagnaia have proved to be really competitive and hard nuts to crack; but, on the other hand we won a podium and a victory in the MotoE project and were very close to a podium also in MotoGP: with Nakagami we came 4th in Jerez and 5th in Austria, whilst at Portimao we gained another fantastic 4th place with Alex Marquez challenging Jack Miller, and a 6th place in France…
Now we must certainly reflect on how to improve our technical package, to give our riders a fighting chance for a place on the podium throughout the coming season. We are putting all our efforts into it, we have not let go of our objective and we are never going to!”
So, starting from now, maximum focus on the next Championship.
“Together with Honda we are preparing for the 2022 season, with a brand-new bike and cutting-edge technological solutions; now we just have to wait for the first tests in Sepang (5-6 February), those in Indonesia on the new Mandalika circuit and, finally, the first race in Quatar early in March”.
It will be a long season with a packed schedule of 21 races.
“We obviously hope that the pandemic will remain under control as long as possible so that we can continue to go around the world to enthuse the millions of fans who follow us with so much affection”.
Finally, what about the sponsors?
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank flow-meter™ who have backed us for the past 6 years. It is an honour to be their Brand Ambassador and spread their values worldwide, the values we too share: a dedicated strive for excellence, maximum reliability, and tip top performance in all company ambits. I warmly thank Roberto Paratico and his brother Venanzio for having renewed their confidence in us, also for the near future.
I can’t wait for us all to toast to some more podiums together, more trophies to add to the 87 victories we have achieved in 25 years’ activity!”