Nagashima brings his Honda home in 22nd at #ThaiGP
LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Tetsuta Nagashima toughed out challenging wet conditions to finish the Grand Prix of Thailand in 22nd position. Standing in for injured compatriot Takaaki Nakagami, the 30-year-old battled through 25 laps of a drenched Chang International Circuit to bring his Honda home at round 17 of the MotoGP World Championship.
The race at Buriram was delayed by an hour due to heavy rain and there was standing water across the track when the lights finally went out. Competing on a MotoGP bike in wet conditions for the first time, Nagashima acquitted himself well to complete the race, finishing just behind the Yamaha bike of Darryn Binder.
Tetsuta Nagashima – 22nd
First of all, I want to say thanks to the team as they did a very good job this weekend and I was very happy working with them. Today was my first time riding a MotoGP bike in wet conditions and it was difficult, but I learned a lot and it was a good experience. In the last part of the race, my pace wasn’t bad and I had a good feeling. Let’s see what happens next, I’m happy and would also be happy to ride in the next race.