Moto2 2024
Round 9

Chantra takes an impressive sixth position from Sachsenring

de Sachsenring

The IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia riders completed the ninth race of the Moto2 World Championship at the Sachsenring.

Chantra takes an impressive sixth position from Sachsenring

Somkiat Chantra, who started from 17th position on the grid, executed a remarkable comeback to finish in an impressive 6th position. Meanwhile, Mario Aji faced a challenging race, battling with other riders, but unluckily he crashed at the end of the race.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
We just finished the Moto2 race here at Sachsenring, we can say that we were fortunate to have favorable weather on. Both riders started the race strong and demonstrated tremendous effort throughout the 25 laps. Unfortunately, Mario Aji crashed in the final laps.

Fortunately, Mario is okay and not in significant pain. It's disappointing because he was maintaining a good pace, catching up to the riders ahead, and closing the gap with those in the points zone. On the positive side, his competitiveness is evident, and he will surely be a contender in the next race.

Somkiat Chantra managed an impressive comeback, starting from 17th on the grid and finishing in 6th place. Overtaking on this track is no easy task, so his performance was brilliant. We believe that if he hadn't crashed yesterday, he could have secured a better grid position and possibly fought for a podium finish or even a win. This is part of racing, and we aim to learn and grow from these experiences.

I extend my gratitude to the riders, sponsors, and all our supporters. We look forward to the next race at Silverstone.

Somkiat Chantra
Somkiat Chantra 35
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
Today was race day for the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring. Starting from 17th position and finishing in sixth, I can say I am very happy with the result. At the beginning of the race, I fought hard to narrow the gap with the riders ahead. It was an exciting race, where we managed to make many overtakes and demonstrate a solid performance. 

Now, we have three weeks to enjoy the summer break, relax, recharge, and prepare physically and mentally for the second half of the year. I want to thank everyone who is rooting for us.

Mario Aji
Mario Aji 34
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
It’s a shame that I couldn’t finish the race. I made a significant mistake at the end, resulting in a crash at turn 1. Until that moment, it was one of my best races, with a pace similar to the top three riders. The time difference was due to overtaking many riders at the beginning and battling with them.

I'm disappointed not to have finished the race. I want to thank the team for their constant motivation and support. I will keep working hard for them and myself to achieve better results. Despite the outcome, we must find the silver lining from this weekend. From the first practice, we were fighting in the middle zone rather than struggling at the back. I'm eager to compete and give my best in the next race at Silverstone.

Published on