Taka Nakagami claims another top 10 finish at #SanMarinoGP
Takaaki Nakagami produced a consistent ride to claim a top 10 finish at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider battled hard throughout as the weather held to ensure a dry race at Misano and he eventually took 10th position at the chequered flag in front of 25,000 fans at the Rimini venue.
Departing from 13th on the grid, Taka made a solid start to make up a place over the opening lap. He then got the better of Ducati duo Johann Zarco and Michele Pirro and moved into the top 10 on lap 18, maintaining his form over the closing laps to take a seventh top-10 of the season.
It was a tough race from P13, but we managed to finish in the top 10 in the team’s home GP. We found some improvement during the race which is good, so that will help us make another step forward in the next race in Austin. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we have a two-day test here in Misano, so we’ll keep trying to improve the bike and improve our pace and potential. These two days of testing will be really important for us and hopefully we can find more improvement for our base set-up. I want to thank my team and all the sponsors who came here to Misano.