MotoGP 2023
Round 10

Demanding race for Nakagami in Austria

at Red Bull Ring - Spielberg

LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami has crossed the line 18th at the Spielberg Circuit.

Demanding race for Nakagami in Austria

After a difficult weekend in which Nakagami couldn't finish yesterday's sprint because of a crash, today's main goal was to push while testing and gathering information. In the end, tyres and high temperatures played a massive role, and he couldn't score points.

LCR Honda CASTROL replacement rider Iker Lecuona has finished 20th at the Spielberg Circuit

Making the most of the package and controlling the situation, Lecuona had made a good start but, unfortunately, struggled with the rear tyre and lost positions as the laps went by. He didn’t give up and finished the race gathering valuable information for HRC.

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
Today, we've tried different things to help HRC, because we are in a difficult situation and want to find a solution. Of course, we are disappointed as we haven't scored points, but taking data was crucial to take further steps. I mainly struggled with the rear grip, so let's keep working and try again in Barcelona

Iker Lecuona
Iker Lecuona 27
I had fun at the first stages of the race but five laps to the end the situation got difficult due to tyre temperature, as today was hotter than yesterday. In the end, I’ve given my maximum and I’ve tried to help as much as possible the team. I’d like to thank LCR and HRC for the opportunity

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