LCR Honda ropes in Takumi Takahashi as a replacement for injured Alex Rins for this weekend’s San Marino GP.

With Alex Rins still sidelined through injury, HRC test rider Takumi Takahashi will stand in at LCR Honda Castrol this weekend at the Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini.

Iker Lecuona has been Rins’ replacement rider since the latter fractured his leg at the Italian GP in June, but Lecuona is on WorldSBK duties in Magny-Cours this weekend. Instead, Suzuka 8 Hours winner Takahashi will line up alongside compatriot Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) in Misano.

[Note: The story is as per press release]