MotoGP: Takumi Takahashi to replace injured Rins at Misano
Honda test rider, Takahashi, will replace injured rider Rins for the next MotoGP race. Rins is still recovering from a leg injury sustained in June. LCR initially had Iker Lecuona fill in for Rins, but he is unavailable due to a conflict with another championship. Honda considered other replacements, including Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso, but settled on Takahashi. This will be Takahashi’s first MotoGP appearance in eight years, as he primarily competes in the All-Japan Superbike series.