Taka Nakagami takes impressive 7th place at #FrenchGP
Takaaki Nakagami battled superbly to claim 7th position in Sunday’s Grand Prix of France at Le Mans. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider fought through from the fourth row of the grid to equal his best result of the season at the historic French venue, finishing just behind HRC colleague Marc Márquez.
The Japanese star was third fastest in the morning warm-up and carried that momentum into the race, making a brilliant start to climb into fourth spot after the opening corners. He lost ground after a coming together with Fabio Quartararo, but showed good pace throughout, finishing strongly to close on Márquez.
Takaaki Nakagami – 7th
It was a tough race, but I made an amazing start from P12 and got up to fourth, but then on the first and second laps I wasn’t strong enough and I dropped some positions. I gave my best and the second half of the race to the end was really difficult because I didn’t have a good feeling with the front end and it was hard to keep my pace. Anyway, we managed to finish P7 from P12, which is good, and I think we’ve made a step forward. We need to keep improving in the next race, but for today, P7 is a great result and I want to thank the team for their efforts. Next we have Mugello which is an amazing track where I am fast and hopefully we can have another good result.