American Ben Bostrom will make his MotoGP debut this weekend after securing a wild-card ride for the Laguna Seca race. Bostrom, currently competing in the AMA Superbike series with Michael Jordan Motorsports, will join Toni Elias on the LCR team, riding a second Honda for the Italian squad.
"Words can't express how excited I am to get this amazing opportunity to race on my home track in front of the whole world," said Bostrom, 39, a former competitor in World Superbikes. "I have to thank Michael Jordan Motorsports and American Suzuki for allowing this to happen. The collaboration between Lucio, LCR and the MJM team has been terrific. I'm going to get on the GP bike and put it as close to the front
LCR boss Lucio Cecchinello added: "Because of the great relationship between the LCR team and Michael Jordan Motorsports, we decided to invite one of Laguna Seca's most successful riders to compete for us in the race: Ben Bostrom.
"Ben will ride with one of our RCVs as a 'wild-card' rider for only one race, while also taking part in the AMA Superbike race for Michael Jordan Motorsports. I'd like to offer many thanks to the Michael Jordan Motorsports team for the great collaboration and the amazing support."