Moto3 2024
Round 2

Moto3 Riders Leave Portugal without a Reward for Their Efforts

pt Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

The Honda Team Asia riders concluded the second race of the season in Portugal with outcomes that fell short of expectations.

Moto3 Riders Leave Portugal without a Reward for Their Efforts

Furusato, who secured a podium finish in the preceding race in Qatar, concluded the race in 18th position. The Japanese rider struggled to find his rhythm to contend within the group who was fighting for points. Buasri successfully completed the race, gradually acclimating to the competitive pace; however, he finished in 21st position, at a considerable distance from contention for points.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
Honda Team Asia
This Moto3 race has been a tough one for us. Despite both riders initially making promising gained some positions at the start, their pace throughout the race proved insufficient to close the gap with the leading group, limiting their ability to advance further. Furusato began the race from the 21st grid position and finished in 18th place, while Buasri started from 23rd and concluded in 21st. It was undeniably a demanding weekend for us. Nonetheless, it is imperative that we thoroughly analyze our performance this week to identify areas for improvement ahead of future races.
We extend our gratitude to our supporters, sponsors, and staff for their unwavering dedication and contributions. We’re going to keep working hard and try to improve for next GP in America.

Taiyo Furusato
Taiyo Furusato 72
Honda Team Asia
This weekend didn't unfold as we had hoped, especially in terms of results. It's crucial to acknowledge what occurred and extract valuable lessons from it. We must identify the underlying issues and make necessary improvements for the upcoming race in the United States.
We must be honest with ourselves. Over the next few days, our focus will be on learning from our mistakes and ensuring we don't repeat it. Let's remain positive that things will take a turn in Austin, reminiscent of the positive outcome we achieved in the first GP in Lusail. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has supported us, and I am determined to deliver a strong performance in the next race.

Tatchakorn Buasri
Tatchakorn Buasri 5
Honda Team Asia
Hi everyone, Today's race in Portugal was tough for me. I'm still getting used to riding with this tire, and I felt like I lost grip at times, making it hard to control the bike throughout the race.
Looking forward to the next race in Austin, I hope to feel more comfortable with the bike and my riding style. I'll do my best to ride better, work on specific areas, and learn to manage the bike more effectively. Thanks to all for your support. See you in America! 

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