Taka Nakagami battles back to finish the #BritishGP as top Honda in 13th
Taka Nakagami came on strong in the second half of the British Grand Prix to claim a points finish and end as the leading Honda bike at Silverstone. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider fought his way through from the seventh row of the grid to eventually take the chequered flag in 13th position, just ahead of Honda colleague Pol Espargaro.
The Japanese star looked good in warm-up as he placed in the top-10, but could not make the fast start he was hoping for as he made up just a couple of positions on the opening lap. But he remained patient and showed good rhythm as the race wore on, moving through the field to secure two World Championship points after 20 laps of the Northamptonshire venue.
Takaaki Nakagami – 13th
It was a very tough and long race today. I started from P20 which made things very difficult and after the start it was hard to find the line as you have so many riders in front of you. I gave it my best, the race pace was not fantastic, but it was consistent and I made some overtakes, so starting from P20 and finishing as top Honda in P13, it’s not the best result but I tried. Hopefully, we can make a step forward at the next race in Austria with the new lay-out, I’m really looking forward to it. I want to say a big thanks to my team because they worked really hard this weekend.