Takaaki Nakagami sits twelfth after opening day at Portimao

Takaaki Nakagami sits twelfth after opening day at Portimao

20.11.2020: Portuguese GP Practice Takaaki Nakagami had a mixed day as free practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix got underway on the Algarve. Like the majority of the MotoGP field, the LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider


Portuguese GP Practice




Takaaki Nakagami had a mixed day as free practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix got underway on the Algarve. Like the majority of the MotoGP field, the LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider was getting his first taste of action around the Portimao circuit and had contrasting fortunes in Friday’s two extended sessions as he finished just outside the top 10.



In what is the premier class’s inaugural event at the venue, Taka ended up 9th in a closely-fought FP1 in which he tested various settings. The times were ultra-competitive again in FP2 with less than a second covering the top 18 riders, although Taka had to settle for 12th position overall after a fall at turn four early in the session.





Takaaki Nakagami – 12th
(1’39.939)




“As you can see, today was a busy day because it’s a new track for me with a MotoGP bike. We tried many things during the FP1 session because we had 70 minutes in the morning and afternoon. We tried different compounds on the tyre and got some good feedback.



We struggled a little bit in the exits of the corners as most of the corners here are not flat, they are up and down, so it’s difficult to find the best balance of the bike. Little by little we’re getting a better feeling on the bike and it’s shame we had a small crash in FP2, but I’m ok and we’re really looking forward to tomorrow.”



- LCR Honda also photo

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