LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami has finished 18th on Friday.
One of the keys this weekend is understanding the different tyre compounds and making the most out of them, as the Austrian surface demands. Besides focusing on that, Nakagami and the crew have been gathering information and comparing the various packages to improve and take a step forward on Saturday.
LCR Honda CASTROL replacement rider Iker Lecuona has finished 22nd.
Spaniard Lecuona, replacing for the second time Alex Rins as he’s still recovering, has been helping the team to improve the package. On Friday, Iker and the crew have been adjusting and understanding the electronics to find the best setup to push on Austrian soil. Adapting to the different tyre compounds is one of the keys this weekend, and they’ve been working on that.