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MotoGP Thailand J3 Tetsuda Nagashima (Honda / 22): Ready to get three in Australia!

MotoGP Thailand J3 Tetsuda Nagashima (Honda / 22): Ready to get three in Australia!

For the second time this season, MotoGP has been admitted to the mother round of the World Championship Tetsuda Nagashima To set foot in the Grands Prix paddock again.

After Japan, the former Moto2 rider and current MotoGP test rider and Honda’s endurance rider was forced to retire in HRC colours, this time with Lucio Cecchinello’s LCR team. Tetsuda Nagashima RC213 powered V for periodic switching Takagi Nagakami Still recovering from the beating Mark Marquez in Aragon.

In the land of the rising sun, we saw that riding an HRC Honda in the wet is not a favorite exercise for the Japanese. This was clarified by its managers who acknowledged that the pilot’s experience in this area was limited to a short half hour during a private test session.

In Thailand, the 30-year-old rider improved steadily in the dry sessions, qualifying with only 1.293s deficits in FP1, 1.646s in FP2, 1.438s in FP3 and 1.110s in FP4.

The result was a 45th place finish, 22nd in the opening stages, given the current state of MotoGP, although the Honda rider was satisfied.

I’m really happy with FP4 because our race pace didn’t look too bad. I think I could have made a bit more progress in qualifying because I made mistakes in some areas, so if I put everything together and had a good lap I could have been closer. But overall our lap times have improved and I’m really happy with that, we’ll see what we can do tomorrow. I’m going to focus on the pace of the race, not making mistakes, and doing my best. »

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Sunday, left 22 Tetsuda Nagashima It wasn’t too bad in the end considering the extremely tough conditions the brave contestants had to face! Of course, he shares Darren Binder True set a best lap in 1’41, far from 1’38.941 Johann SarkoBut the main objective, which was to bring the bike back to safety, was achieved at the wheel of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team rookie.

It allows Tetsuda Nagashima To start an appeal with his foot to Lucio Cecchinello: he is willing to race in Australia. Takagi Nagakami It is needed!

First of all I want to thank the team because they did a great job this weekend and I really enjoyed working with them. Today I rode a MotoGP bike in the wet for the first time, it was tough but I learned a lot and it was a good experience. In the last part of the race, my pace was not bad and I had a good feeling. Let’s see what happens next. I am happy and happy to participate in the next competition. »

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