MotoGP 2023
Round 9

Complicated Sprint at the Silverstone

gb Silverstone Circuit

LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami ended up 20th on Saturday.

Complicated Sprint at the Silverstone

A mix of lack of feeling on the bike and tricky conditions have jeopardized the plans for the Sprint. The crew and Nakagami are working hard to find the best solution to fighting for points and essential positions.

LCR Honda CASTROL replacement rider Iker Lecuona finished 22d on Saturday.

The Spaniard felt good and motivated under wet conditions ahead of the Sprint, did a good start, and overtook several rivals immediately on the first lap. However, as the laps passed, he struggled to make the most out of his package and lost positions. Ultimately, he gathered helpful information to take a step forward for tomorrow's race.

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
Honestly, the overall situation is challenging. It looks like we are struggling more than expected. During the Sprint, I tried to push and overtake, but the weather conditions and the track, which added to a lack of feeling on the bike, turned everything into a difficult Sprint. We are now analyzing the gathered information to see if we can take a step forward tomorrow 

Iker Lecuona
Iker Lecuona 27
I did a good start and felt good at the first stages of the race. Then it was quite frustrating because although I wanted to push, it looked impossible, and I lost many positions. I didn't expect struggling like that, and now we are analyzing the data to do better tomorrow 

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