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Zarco replaces Nakagami at LCR for season’s last three races

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French rider Johann Zarco will replace Takaaki Nakagami at LCR Honda for the final three races of the MotoGP season after the Japanese has shoulder surgery, the team said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: MotoGP – Australian Grand Prix – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, Australia – October 26, 2018 Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Johann Zarco during practice REUTERS/Brandon Malone

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REUTERS: French rider Johann Zarco will replace Takaaki Nakagami at LCR Honda for the final three races of the MotoGP season after the Japanese has shoulder surgery, the team said on Wednesday.

Nakagami, 27, will have the operation after his home race at Motegi this weekend.

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Zarco has been without a ride since parting company with the Austrian KTM team last month.

"I'm really thankful to have this chance, and I will do my best to pick up some good results and to enjoy the time, because these could be the last three races I can do for a while," said Zarco in a team statement.

"I would like to thank KTM for releasing me so that I Read More – Source