Moto2 2024
Round 7

Aji and Chantra Secure Valuable Points at Mugello

it Autodromo del Mugello

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia riders successfully completed the seventh race of the Moto2 World Championship at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello.

Aji and Chantra Secure Valuable Points at Mugello

Somkiat Chantra, who started from 8th position on the grid, overcame a challenging start that saw him lose several positions but managed to recover by overtaking several riders to finish in 9th place. Meanwhile, Mario Aji matched his best result in the class, finishing 15th after a solid race.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
We have just completed the seventh Grand Prix of the Moto2 World Championship at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. The race was shortened to 12 laps due to a red flag incident in the preceding race in the Moto3 category.
In this race, Mario Aji secured consecutive points, highlighting his improvement and confirming that he is on the right path. He is very pleased with his progress and today's result, which confirms the hard work both from him and the team.
Meanwhile, Somkiat Chantra managed a commendable comeback after a difficult start where he lost several positions. He fought back to reach the zone where he began the race, although he did not reach the leading group, which was the target given his performance in previous sessions throughout the weekend.
The positive takeaway from this weekend is that both riders scored points, an achievement that is not easily accomplished. We extend our gratitude to our sponsors and staff for their support, and we will strive to deliver our best in the next race at Assen.

Somkiat Chantra
Somkiat Chantra 35
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
Today's race presented its challenges right from the start, as many riders made mistakes on the inside of the first corner, forcing me to open more than I wanted and making me loose many positions. Throughout each lap, I struggled to find the optimal path with the bike, which affected my ability to catch up to the leading group of riders.
Despite giving my best effort to secure a favorable result, there are areas that still require improvement for us to consistently compete at the front of the pack in races. As we approach the three-week break before the next race in Assen, let's focus on addressing these areas to ensure a strong performance.

Mario Aji
Mario Aji 34
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
After a challenging weekend that began in a hard way with a significant crash on Friday, we managed to secure a valuable point in today’s race. This achievement is particularly meaningful considering the obstacles we faced early on.
I am truly delighted and grateful to be competing in the points group. Racing alongside experienced and top riders, I felt a surge of confidence as I overtook some top riders ahead of me. Securing another valuable point is a testament to our resilience and progression, despite facing some struggles with the front tire in the final laps.
I extend my gratitude to the team for their exceptional work throughout the weekend. Our collaboration, exchange of opinions, and dedication to finding the best solutions for the bike and myself were instrumental in our success. It's incredibly rewarding to experience such a positive attitude and trust from the team, and I am committed to continuing to deliver results like today's.

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