LCR Honda CASTROL rider Alex Rins finished 12th on Friday at Phillip Island, being the first Honda of the classification.
He is still injured and feeling pain, but in a track he likes, Spaniard Rins has performed a Friday in which not even his right leg's difficulties have stopped him. Being the warrior he is, he's pushed and finished the day as the 12th on the standings and almost got straight to Q2.
LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami has finished 21st on Friday at Phillip Island.
The Phillip Island Circuit has historically been one of the hardest ones for Nakagami. Today, trying to make the most of his package, the Japanese have compared items to decide which path to follow. Ultimately, he’s struggled to get the feeling and has closed the day as the 21st on the classification.