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Alex Rins 'has received an offer from Yamaha' confirms Lucio Cecchinello

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The LCR Honda team boss, Lucio Cecchinello, confirmed that Alex Rins has received an offer from Yamaha to ride for them in MotoGP next season.

There had been rumours floating around the MotoGP paddock that not only Marc Marquez and Joan Mir are trying to leave Honda but that Alex Rins is also looking for a way out. The Spaniard joined LCR Honda at the start of the 2023 season and after one year is ready to move on.

The former Suzuki rider has won a race for Honda this season at the American Grand Prix, but this win was clearly not enough to make Rins happy with his current situation. The LCR Honda team boss sat down with GPOne and discussed Alex Rins' future.


"He has received an offer from Yamaha,” LCR team owner Lucio Cecchinello told GPOne. "Negotiations have started with them and with Honda by his representative, although I am not part of this process. 

"I have no definitive information, I can only say that for us it would be a shame to lose Alex because he is a very good rider. He is taking his time to reflect and understand what the best solution is.

“Certainly continuing the project with Honda makes sense, he has already won a race, and the bike will grow faster than expected with a renewed commitment from HRC. On the other hand, Yamaha offers him a place in an official team, so probably the conditions will be different.”

Cecchinello also explained how Rins would be able to break his contract with Honda after only one year with the manufacturer.

“Alex signed a contract with HRC that included two seasons, 2023 and 2024, but an exit option in case he received an offer from a factory team,” he said. "Already last year a marriage had been attempted between Rins and Yamaha, which had broken up because of Franco Morbidelli. So his manager had wanted this option."

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