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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Iker Lecuona

  • Team Repsol Honda Team
  • Bike Honda
Were it not for KTM's Johann Zarco marriage going awry, Iker Lecuona might not be on the MotoGP grid – not yet anyway. But when Zarco left KTM and the Austrian manufacturer's factory outfit snaffled Brad Binder from Tech3, an opportunity arose at KTM's feeder squad – and team boss Herve Poncharal knew which young replacement he wanted.
Iker Lecuona

The likes of Pol Espargaro, Bradley Smith, Jonas Folger and Zarco himself have all been brought into the main game by Poncharal's squad over the years, and while a pair of Moto2 podiums gave a glimpse of Lecuona's promise, 2020 was a tough year to be a MotoGP rookie.

For starters, Lecuona's teammate was Miguel Oliveira, who won two races, and the Spaniard then finished the year sidelined with coronavirus. But Poncharal, who has bet on the future before, was undeterred. As the renowned talent-spotter's latest project, Lecuona's future is in good, proven, hands.