7 Iker Lecuona


Date of Birth


After a stellar rookie campaign in 2022, where he claimed Honda’s first pole position since 2016, Spanish sensation Iker Lecuona remains with Team HC for 2023 after bringing youthful exuberance to WorldSBK after switching from MotoGP™, where he was a top six finisher. One podium finish in 2022 didn’t tell the full story of Lecuona’s season as he fought hard inside the top ten of the Championship in his maiden campaign.

Lecuona’s career has been short and fruitful, as he raced through the ranks of prototype racing with top tens in the FIM CEV Moto2™ European Championships when he was just 16, before graduating to the Moto2™ World Championship. Constant points finishes in his rookie 2017 season were rewarded a year late, where the Valencian rider took a fine second place at home in Cheste at the season’s close, before another podium beckoned in Thailand the following season, along with numerous top ten results.

The Spaniard then had a baptism of fire as he moved up into the MotoGP™ World Championship aboard KTM machinery and whilst it took some getting used to, three top ten finishes in his rookie season – on Independent machinery – were strong results. 2021 saw him improve again with three more top ten results and a best of sixth, before he made the switch to WorldSBK and to Team HRC: can he take his first World Championship podium in three years, or perhaps return Honda to winning ways in WorldSBK?

Honda CBR1000 RR-R

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All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK   1   30   1   0   0   1   0
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2022 Superbike   1   30   1   0   0   1   0 9