MotoGP 2023
Round 19

Complicated Race for Nakagami in Qatar

qa Lusail International Circuit

LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami finished 19th on Sunday at the Lusail International Circuit.

Complicated Race for Nakagami in Qatar

A lack of grip on the rear tyre and some issues with the track conditions have prevented Nakagami and the crew from getting to the points, as that was the initial goal. After the race in Qatar, the plan is to step forward next week in Valencia for the season's last round.

LCR Honda CASTROL replacement rider Iker Lecuona hasn’t been able to finish the race at the Lusail International Circuit.

An electrical problem under investigation has jeopardized Iker and the crew’s plans. On the first lap of the race, Lecuona had to stop and retire as the bike didn't allow him to continue.

After this weekend, the LCR would like to thank Iker for his help, commitment, and effort during the races in which he’s participated with the team.

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
It's been a tough race; we've tried to push, but it hasn't been enough. Overall, I had a better feeling with the front end; we'll try to follow this path and see if we can improve in Valencia.

Iker Lecuona
Iker Lecuona 27
I’m disappointed because I felt motivated and wanted to do the best race possible. Unluckily, I had to stop and couldn’t finish. In any case, we were ready. This is part of racing. Thanks to LCR for his job, I’ve had fun working with them.

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