Honda rider Takahashi to fill in for injured Rins at Misano
Takahashi, who was part of the winning Honda team at the Suzuka 8 Hours last month, will make his first MotoGP appearance since 2015 as a replacement for injured rider Rins. Rins is still recovering from a broken leg he sustained in a crash in June. Takahashi was chosen by LCR after considering other potential replacements, including contacting Dovizioso and Iannone. Nagashima was also considered, but he has other commitments this week. Takahashi, who races in the Stock 1000 class of All-Japan Superbike, will join the LCR team at their home race in MotoGP.