MotoGP 2023
Round 11

Nakagami Takes Points in Barcelona

es-ct Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami has crossed the line 15th at the Grand Prix of Catalunya, scoring points again.

Nakagami Takes Points in Barcelona

Due to a red flag after multiple crashes on the first lap of the race, Nakagami and the rest of the MotoGP riders had to enter the pits and wait until the restart of the race. When that moment arrived, the Japanese did well and recovered positions, pushed and fought for the points, and finally crossed the line 15th.

LCR Honda CASTROL replacement rider Iker Lecuona has finished 16th at the Grand Prix of Catalunya.

Undoubtedly, it was one of the craziest races of the season since the beginning: at the sighting lap, Lecuona crashed after losing the front, had to return to the box, swapped bikes, and got to the grid with the wet-setup bike.

Once there, in less than 16 minutes, the crew completely changed the setup, tyres, and the different parts to start the race. To add more tension, a red flag on the first lap due to multiple crashes forced the MotoGP riders to return to the pits and restart later. Lecuona carried out a solid second start, recovered some positions, and crossed the line 16th in the end.

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
It's been a crazy Sunday, but the main thing is that the riders that crashed are fine. Today, I've managed to score points, and this is important. We are working hard to keep taking steps forward.

Iker Lecuona
Iker Lecuona 27
I’d like to thank the team for the amazing job they did on the grid changing everything on the bike, as that one was ready for wet conditions. Regarding the crash, I didn’t do anything differently, the front end got closed and I ended up on the gravel. After the restart of the race, I pushed and tried my best.

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