Moto2 2024
Round 5

Somkiat Chantra takes an important 5th place at Le Mans

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The IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia successfully wrapped up the 5th round of the Moto2 World Championship at the Le Mans circuit.

Somkiat Chantra takes an important 5th place at Le Mans

Thai rider Somkiat Chantra delivered an impressive performance, securing a commendable 5th place in an electrifying race on French soil. Chantra showcased his skill from the beginning, making a strong start from 13th position to 8th, and steadily climbing to 5th place throughout the race. In the final laps, he remained in contention for a podium finish, demonstrating significant improvement from previous Grand Prix.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
Chantra delivered a formidable performance at Le Mans. He got off to a good start and maintained a steady rhythm, gradually closing the gap on the riders ahead with each passing lap. While he initially seemed a bit tense, his confidence grew as the race progressed, reflected in his consistent lap times.

Towards the end, he was right in the middle fighting for a podium spot. Although he didn't quite make it onto the podium, he raced well. We're thankful for his hard work, and although we still have some things to improve on for the next races, I want to thank both the rider and the staff for their efforts this weekend in Le Mans.
It was a good GP, we’re happy that Mario hopefully will be with us on the next one. Let's keep up the good work and try to do even better at the next race in Catalunya, aiming for weekends like this one where we feel positive about our performance.

Somkiat Chantra
Somkiat Chantra 35
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
Today's race in Le Mans was a satisfying one for us. Despite starting from 13th position, we were able to finish 5th. This positive outcome can be attributed to the improvements we made to the bike's setup. With these adjustments, I felt much more comfortable on the track and believe that we took a significant step forward. 
While there are still areas to improve to reach the podium, I'm confident that we're heading in the right direction. I'm extremely grateful for the collective effort put in by the entire team this weekend. Their hard work and dedication were instrumental to take this result. Let's maintain this positive way as we look ahead to the next Grand Prix in Catalunya. Thank you all for your support.

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