Crash brings early end to #MalaysianGP for Nagashima
Tetsuta Nagashima did not finish the Malaysian Grand Prix after a fall in the early stages of Sunday’s race at the Sepang International Circuit. Deputising for the injured Takaaki Nakagami for the final time, the LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider crashed out on lap five having made a solid start to the event.
Departing from the eighth row, Tetsuta attempted to follow LCR team-mate Álex Márquez on the opening laps in dry, humid conditions. His race came to end on lap five as he slid out, but the Japanese rider is pleased with the experience he has gained riding in the premier class for the past three rounds.
Takaaki Nakagami – NC
I want to say sorry to the team as I crashed during the race. I’m very disappointed as I didn’t feel too bad, I was just trying to follow Álex, but it was impossible. It was a mistake, but it only takes one mistake. I want to say thanks to the team for this opportunity, for sure it will help for the future. It’s been a very nice experience and a lot of fun, and if I have more chances next year I will come back stronger.