Challenging day for Taka with DNF at the #GermanGP
The German Grand Prix ended in disappointment for Takaaki Nakagami as he slid out in the early stages of Sunday’s race at the Sachsenring. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider had demonstrated encouraging pace all weekend, but ultimately ended round ten of the MotoGP World Championship empty-handed.
Departing from the front of the fourth row, Taka made a solid start and gained a position in the opening exchanges. But the Japanese star struggled with grip issues as the race progressed and it cost him on lap seven as he crashed out when exiting turn eight to bring his weekend to a premature end.
Takaaki Nakagami – NC
Of course, I’m really disappointed how things ended up. All weekend we worked on the race pace and it was pretty good and we were confident. But there was quite a big change in today’s conditions, there was a lot less grip somehow in the front and the rear hard compound tyres. From the first lap I didn’t feel any grip on the left side and I was struggling a lot with the front feeling too. Then crashed at turn eight, on the exit I lost the front, it was a strange crash. I’m really disappointed, I want to say sorry to all my team and let’s see what we can do in Assen.