LCR Honda has become the latest team to confirm an online team launch ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season.

New signing Alex Marquez will unveil his Castrol colours on the team's official Facebook page on Friday, February 19 at 12:00 CET.

Team-mate Takaaki Nakagami will then take the covers off his Idemitsu-backed RC213V on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 CET.

Marquez is moving to LCR, in place of Cal Crutchlow, after spending his rookie season at Repsol Honda, where he took a pole position and podium.

Nakagami – preparing for his fourth year in MotoGP, all spent with LCR - enjoyed his best premier-class season in 2020 with a pole position, pair of fourth place finishes and top Honda in the world championship (tenth), but saw several podium chances slip away.

Both Marquez and Nakagami will use the latest-spec Honda machinery in 2021, Nakagami having raced year-old bikes in his previous MotoGP campaigns.

Avintia will hold the first of the online MotoGP team launches on February 5, with Ducati due to be the first of the Factory teams on February 9th. Repsol Honda is yet to confirm but February 11 looks possible, with KTM (Factory and Tech3) set for February 12.

Monster Yamaha has confirmed February 15th. Suzuki and Aprilia are yet to announce, but are expected to wait until the Qatar test in early March. Petronas Yamaha are yet to reschedule after the cancellation of the Sepang test.

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar – January Update

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 

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