MotoGP 2023
Round 8

Nakagami Takes 12th on Saturday in Assen

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LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami has crossed 12th on Saturday's Sprint at the Circuit of Assen.

Nakagami Takes 12th on Saturday in Assen

A Circuit that he likes, and small steps forward carried out during the weekend allowed Nakagami to be close to the points on the Sprint. However, the competitiveness of rivals and some lack of feeling on the bike's rear end have prevented the Japanese from scoring them. The valuable element of today's action on the track is the information gathered during the Sprint, to make further improvements ahead of tomorrow's race.

LCR Honda CASTROL replacement rider Stefan Bradl ended up 22nd on Saturday after 13 laps throughout the Circuit of Assen.

Trying to make the most of the package and gathering information to improve the bike, Stefan Bradl has had some difficulties on track. Considering the current situation, he’s given his maximum to help the team, and both the rider and the crew are working hard to upgrade the bike and analyze every detail ahead of tomorrow's race.

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
It's a difficult situation for everybody, I've tried my best, but we still haven't found the feeling to push for the top positions. We need to keep working and understand our base.

Stefan Bradl
Stefan Bradl 6
Honestly, I can't say I'm happy because you always want more as a rider, and we are facing a tough situation. I feel I can't ride the bike how I want, and it's quite frustrating when I finish the race. We'll try to change some details and let's see what happens. 

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