MotoGP 2023
Round 5

Difficult friday at Le Mans

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LCR Honda CASTROL rider Alex Rins has finished 14th on the combined standings of Practice 1 and Practice 2 at Le Mans.

Difficult friday at Le Mans

The Spaniard and the crew have given their maximum to secure a spot in Q2. However, some issues in the braking area have prevented them from taking it. Saturday morning will mean time to push on Q1 to fight for the best possible position for the sprint and race grid.

LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami has ended 16th on the combined standings of Friday practices.

The Japanese and the crew have experienced a first intense day in France as at the first session of the day, an issue on the bike jeopardized the initial plans. Despite the hard work, Takaaki will have to go through Q1 tomorrow.

Alex Rins
Alex Rins 42
Today has been a bit hard. We are struggling in the two last sectors of the track; we've got the same problems that we had in Jerez. We need to keep working, and although we tried hard, we couldn't go straight to Q2. Tomorrow we'll have another chance, so let's keep pushing.

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
The problem we face here is different than in Jerez: it's difficult to stop the bike, and we are missing some rear grip. These two elements in this track have been very demanding today. I wanted to be in the top 10, but it has been difficult to obtain that result.

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