MotoGP 2023
Round 18

Solid Race for Iker Lecuona in Malaysia

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LCR Honda CASTROL replacement rider Iker Lecuona has crossed the line 16th at the Grand Prix of Malaysia.

Solid Race for Iker Lecuona in Malaysia

The Spaniard gained some positions immediately at the start of the race and fought against rivals to get the best possible result. Taking a step forward compared to yesterday's Sprint and improving the feeling with the bike's front end, Lecuona has finished 16th after the 20 laps at the Sepang International Circuit.

LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami has crossed the line 18th after a demanding race.

Not even a crash at the first stages of the race has prevented Nakagami from pushing and finishing it. The Japanese lost the front, but he managed to rejoin the race to accumulate as much information as possible to improve some areas on the bike to make a step forward for the last races of the season.

Iker Lecuona
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I've enjoyed the race and felt good on the bike. Of course, the main goal was to help the team and do my job, replacing the official rider. I'm quite pleased because I could fight and have fun. Many thanks to LCR; it's always a pleasure working with them.

Takaaki Nakagami
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It’s been a difficult race; we are still looking for a solution because I didn’t feel good with the rear tyre, and I felt a drop in its performance. I lost the front and crashed, which jeopardized the plans. We are not giving up and will push to improve in Qatar next week. 

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