Takaaki Nakagami takes seventh spot in Aragon qualifying

Takaaki Nakagami takes seventh spot in Aragon qualifying

17.10.2020: Takaaki Nakagami produced his best right at the end of qualifying to claim seventh place on the grid for Sunday’s Aragon Grand Prix. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider looked set for a spot on the fourth row with time having elapsed in Q2, but made his final la


Takaaki Nakagami produced his best right at the end of qualifying to claim seventh place on the grid for Sunday’s Aragon Grand Prix. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider looked set for a spot on the fourth row with time having elapsed in Q2, but made his final lap count and will now start from the front of the third row tomorrow as he hunts his first podium in the premier class.
 


Sitting ninth overnight, the Japanese rider booked his spot in Q2 with something to spare as he took sixth spot in the morning FP3 session. His race pace also looked promising as he ended FP4 in seventh and the 28-year-old now heads into Sunday’s 23-lap race full of confidence.





Takaaki Nakagami – 7th
(1’47.759)



“It was a bit of a difficult qualifying (Q2) session because our first time attack was not the best performance and I couldn’t make a good lap time. In the second one I was really close to the limit but on our last lap we did the best time and P7 is a good position. We just missed the second row, but many races I didn’t make it into the top 10 in qualifying so we made some steps forward.



The feeling of the bike is good, but it will be difficult in the race to manage the tyres. In FP4 we kept the soft compound for the race laps and it was really difficult, but I think everyone had a similar problem and they struggled to keep the pace. But we have a chance and I’m confident on the bike, so we’ll try to make a good start and then I want to fight for the podium tomorrow. We’ll try our best and hopefully we can finish in the podium positions.”



 

- LCR Honda also photo

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