MotoGP 2023
Round 5

Takaaki Nakagami Completes the Sprint in Le Mans

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LCR Honda IDEMITSTU rider Takaaki Nakagami has finished 10th at the Sprint in Le Mans.

Takaaki Nakagami Completes the Sprint in Le Mans

After classifying 14th and starting from the 5th row of the grid, Nakagami has carried out a solid Sprint in which he’s battled with rivals and has managed to overtake some of them until fighting for the Top 9. He’s handled the situation and made no mistakes, but the conditions were quite demanding. In the end, the Japanese rider has nearly got to the points at the Sprint.

The French Sprint was quite demanding on French soil. Rins made a great start, immediately recovered positions, fought until the last corner, and made no mistakes. He cleverly handled the situation, and despite not grabbing points, Rins has gathered solid information that indicates they are working in the right direction. Focused on tomorrow’s race, Alex and the crew are determined to make the most.

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
At the beginning of the Sprint, I lost some time as I was behind another rider, and the moment I overtook him, I started to have a good pace. It’s a shame that at the end of the race, the rider I had in front was faster than me, and I couldn’t overtake him. We’ve taken a step forward today and have solid chances for tomorrow’s race. The goal is to be among the Top 10.

Alex Rins
Alex Rins 42
Overall, I’ve got to say we are working in the right direction. As for the Sprint, starting from the 18th position on the grid made things difficult, but I must admit that we’ve found some positives this weekend, which is very important. We are still far from the first group, but I’m riding more comfortably thanks to the setup changes we've made. We’ll face a comeback race tomorrow, so let’s see what happens.

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