Six-time MotoGP race winner, Alex Rins, suffered a severe leg injury in a crash at the Italian GP in June. He underwent surgery, but his recovery has been slower than expected due to nerve healing issues in his foot. Rins has been unable to compete in the last five rounds. As a result, Iker Lecuona will continue to replace him at the upcoming Catalan GP. Lecuona, a former Tech3KTM rider, has been standing in for Rins since the Dutch GP and has achieved a 16th place finish in the Austrian GP. Rins’ return timeline remains uncertain, but a test day at Misano after the San Marino GP should provide a better assessment of his recovery. Rins recently announced that he will leave Honda at the end of the season to join Yamaha, and his seat at LCR will be taken by Johann Zarco.