LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami finished 16th on Friday in Valencia.
Nakagami and the crew have experienced a demanding Friday as a crash in the morning (without consequences for the rider). Several issues with track conditions in the afternoon have affected the final performance. The positive thing is that he almost got straight to Q2, but in the end, he crossed the line 16th and will have to go through Q1 to push for the best grid spot possible.
LCR Honda CASTROL rider Alex Rins ended 19th on Friday in Valencia.
Back in business after the last surgery, the Spaniard has carried out the first day of track action at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit. He’s still recovering and feeling pain in his right leg, but the #42 has pushed and done some solid laps. However, a crash in the afternoon has jeopardized the plans, and he will have to go through Q1 tomorrow.