TEAM DEPARTMENTS AND RESPONSIBLES
|CEO:||Lucio Cecchinello |
|ADMINISTRATION / LEGAL:||Martine Felloni|
|COMMERCIAL:||Oscar Haro / Fabio Mazzoni|
|COMMUNICATION / LOGISTIC:||Elisa Pavan|
|CUSTUMER CARE:||Oscar Haro / Sayaka Miyazaki|
|HOSPITALITY / INFRASTRUCTURE:||Elena Cecchinello|
|GRAPHIC:||Errico Gasperoni / Emanuele Vallorani|
LCR Honda MotoGP TEAM STAFF - ON TRACK
|Team Manager:||Lucio Cecchinello|
|Chief Engineer: ||Christophe Bourguignon|
|Data Recording:||Brian Harden|
|Motorbike Technicians:||Xavier Casanovas|
| ||Joan Casas|
| ||Christopher Richardson|
|Tyres Responsible: ||Ugo Gelmi|
|Bridgestone Technician:||Masao Azuma
|Öhlins Technician||Paul Trevathan|
|HRC Supervisor engineer ||Makoto Nagayama / Yuji Kikuchi|
|Press Officer: ||Elisa Pavan|
|Public Relation:||Oscar Haro / Sayaka Miyazaki|
|Hospitality Responsible:||Elena Cecchinello|
|Hospitality Coordinator:||Roberto Canazza|
Christophe Bourguignon has been involved in the racing field since 1989, when he started his career as a motocross mechanic passing through different roles and riders till the first cooperation with De Puniet and LCR Team in 2008. Actually acting as Chief Engineer for Stefan Bradl, Christophe is well-known and much-valued in the paddock for his integrity and his skills.
Born in New Zealand and a graduate from the University of Auckland with a degree in mechanical engineering, Brian has been involved in MotoGP for 13 years and now lives in Vienna, Austria. He first began with the help of New Zealander Bill Buckley, before joining ex world champion Kenny Roberts where he worked on both the 4 and 2 stroke projects for 6 years. Brian is responsible for all areas of data recording and engine management in cooperation with HRC, as well as most of the teams IT infrastructure.
Xavi is another talented technician who chose the paddock life as many colleagues from Catalunya . Xavi’s dad transmitted his passion and his experience to the son who ran his own workshop in Girona for many years arriving in MotoGP in 2000. The years after Xavi had the chance to grow working with different competitive riders and, in 2005, he finally met Joan and the duo joined the LCR Team in 2006. Positive, battler and 100% Catalan.
35-year-old from Catalunya, Joan spent every afternoon at his uncle’s car workshop after school. He translated his passion and his experience in a real job in 1998 when his friend Ruben Xaus (former SBK/MotoGP rider) took him to the Super Sport Championship. The duo worked together in the SBK Championship with Ducati and then in MotoGP till 2004. In 2005 Joan adjusted his first Honda machinery for Alex Barros and the following year he passed to LCR Team. Joan loves the country life, his animals and the Italian liquor Limoncello.
Born in Belfast (N.Ireland) on the 29 January 1970. His father raced motorcycles in the 60’s and 70’s so Chris grow up with the roar of the engines in his veins. So he started racing competitions in the beginning of the 90’s winning the 600cc class Irish Championship three times even racing at Isle of Man TT (3 times). Chris’ first job in the MotoGP Championship was in 1998 with QUB Team Optimum till 2011; after that he met Lucio and joined LCR Team in 2002. Chris loves his kids and riding his bicycle at home.
Former ski teacher, bicycles repairer and Alpine Rescue Team member, Ugo was born (in 1963) and still lives in Folgaria which is one of the most famous mountain place of Northern Italy. Ugo discovered the world of motorsport thanks to Elena Cecchinello (Lucio’s sister) as the two were married for 10 years. Ugo followed his wife around the world becoming the Team tyres responsible and the technical truck driver. Loyal to LCR Team since the beginning of his career, Ugo is a tireless worker who loves the nature and the mountain life.
HRC Supervisor engineer
Born in 1973, joined Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd. Hamamatsu Factory in 1992. He also started his rider career at the Hamamatsu Escargot Team, just after entering Honda. After that he also took an international racing license in 1997 for participating to the all Japanese Championship series GP 250cc till 2001. The former rider was then transferred from Hamamatsu to the HRC quarter in Saitama involved in the development and research of MotoGP machines. In 2011 he was involved in the RC213V development as a Testing Chief before joining the LCR Honda Team in 2012. Serious, hard-worker and good family man.
HRC Supervisor engineer
Born in Yokohama (Japan), Yuji moved to Toronto (Canada) with his family at the age of 8. Like the majority of his colleagues in the paddock, Yuji learnt to adjust motorbikes alongside his dad who ran a workshop. He spent 8 years working in the National American Series for a SBK Team and in 2005 he approached the MotoGP. From to 2005 to 2006 he was the engine builder for Konica Minolta Team, from 2007 to 2011 he worked at Repsol Honda Team and he is now acting as Transmission Specialist Mechanic for Honda Seamless Transmission System. He joined the LCR Team in 2012. Serious, friendly and with a strange and funny accent (Japanese/American).
Hailed from Venice (born in 1976), Elisa casually began his career in MotoGP in 1999. After one year in the MX Championship, she moved to MotoGP meeting Lucio for the first time in 2000. The pair began a long-time cooperation (more than 10 years together) and Elisa is now acting as Logistic Responsible and Press Officer for LCR Team travelling around the world with the squad. Generous, social and self-ironic.
Another Spanish member of LCR Team dedicating his life to the world of motorsport. Oscar better known as “TRONCO” (born in Madrid in 1972) started to experience the 2-wheel competitions in 1985 passing through the MX, Spanish Championships, SBK and MotoGP. Thanks to his ambition and his willpower Oscar worked with many riders, important Team Managers and VIP guests. He was Lucios’ mechanic for a while, then he turned into a PR and he is now a key figure of LCR Team. Friendly, passionate and never sad.
Sayaka (born in Japan in 1980) got the gene for speed-addicted DNA from her dad since her early childhood. While she was still attending the college of Arts, she discovered her passion for the world of racing competitions. She found her role in the MotoGP as a Customer Coordinator and Public Relation in 2008 after having studied in Paris and working at several international events. Yamato nadeshiko ( Japanese Lady ) of the GP paddock, Sayaka loves travelling around the world and she has got a pure passion for books and movies.