Takaaki Nakagami inside top 10 on day one in Aragon

Takaaki Nakagami inside top 10 on day one in Aragon

16.10.2020: Takaaki Nakagami made a solid start as free practice for the Aragon Grand Prix got underway amid chilly conditions in the north-east of Spain. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider was inside the top 10 in both sessions on Friday and eventually finished in ninth p

Takaaki Nakagami made a solid start as free practice for the Aragon Grand Prix got underway amid chilly conditions in the north-east of Spain. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider was inside the top 10 in both sessions on Friday and eventually finished in ninth position in the overall standings.
 


The morning’s FP1 was initially delayed because of the cold but, when the action started, Nakagami responded well to claim fifth place. Although temperatures rose for FP2, gusty winds still made life difficult for the riders and Nakagami battled hard for ninth – finishing just three tenths behind Suzuki’s Joan Mir in fourth.





Takaaki Nakagami – 9th
(1’48.824)




“Today the conditions were a bit tricky, especially in FP1 when it was very cold. In FP2 it was slightly better conditions, but the track temperature was very low and there were strong winds. We are inside the top 10 and overall it was not a bad start, but we need to check the data to see where we can improve and understand in which sector we are losing most time.



But my general feeling on the bike was quite nice and the pace was good, so tomorrow we need to work out our race tyre option because with a soft compound on the rear we had good grip but we don’t know if it will work for race distance, so we’ll check that in FP4.”



 
- LCR Honda also photo


 


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