With the resumption of the 2023 MotoGP season approaching, some real news is starting to emerge ahead of the British GP at Silverstone. Iker Lecuona is set to replace the still recovering Alex Rins aboard the LCR Honda bike at Silverstone, and Yamaha have announced that Cal Crutchlow is to make a wildcard appearance at the Japanese round of MotoGP in Motegi.
First, to Rins. The LCR Honda rider is still recovering from the broken tibia and fibula he suffered at Mugello. That injury was so serious that recovery is a long process. On recent photos posted to social media at the weekend, to mark the celebration of his wedding, Rins was using crutches and seated in a wheelchair. Other photos on his social media accounts show him wearing a support boot and with a thin right leg, from a lack of training.