MotoGP 2024
Round 2

Solid Race for Nakagami in Portimao

pt Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

IDEMITSU Honda LCR rider Takaaki Nakagami crossed the line 14th on Sunday in Portimao.

Solid Race for Nakagami in Portimao

After a tough weekend at the Autodromo do Algarve, Nakagami has carried out a consistent race: despite rivals not making it easy and not having the best feeling on the bike, the Japanese managed to get to his goals, which was grabbing some points for the championship.

Overall, the Portuguese Grand Prix has been tougher than expected, and there are some areas to analyze and improve to make a step in the next race (Circuit of the Americas, 14th of April).

CASTROL Honda LCR rider Johann Zarco finished 15th on Sunday race in Portimao

Twenty-five laps at the rollercoaster in Portimao served the Frenchman rider to finally get to the points. Zarco had some troubles at the start and lost some positions. However, he demonstrated cleverness, and without losing concentration, he managed to handle the race and got to the 15th position.

Overall, the Portuguese Grand Prix has been more challenging than expected. The next weeks will be useful to determine which areas need to be analyzed and improved ahead of the next race (Circuit of the Americas, 14th April).

Takaaki Nakagami
Takaaki Nakagami 30
The situation compared to yesterday hasn’t changed a lot, but this morning we found something as we decided to do some modifications to improve the grip. I’ve got a better feeling, and we’ve kept it for the race. I could have taken a better position, but I lost a lot of time following Marini. Then I just tried my best and scored some points, which is always important.

Johann Zarco
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It’s been a tough race; I didn’t expect to struggle this way. Lap after lap we’ve learned many things and, in the end, we’ve grabbed a point. We now have a direction to follow, which will help us in Austin.

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