Round 01 Qatar - Moto2

  • Tough Race for IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia rider Dimas Ekky Pratama finished 24th in the season-opening Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix, while teammate did not manage to finish the race.


Report

Tough Race for IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

Losail International Circuit
Rd.1 VisitQatar Grand Prix
Dry conditions
Ambient: 20℃ / Track: 21℃

Dimas Ekky Pratama | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (24th)

“Today I focused on pushing from the beginning, but in the first turn Bulega crashed in front of me, and I had to avoid him. My feeling was good, so if I this didn't happen I could have finished in  be top 15. Having said that I learned a lot during the race and the race weekend. For the next race in Argentina I will try to get a good feel from FP1 and arrive 100 percent ready for Qualifying to get a good starting position!”

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (DNF)

“I’m very disappointed with what happened today. I started the race very well and overtook some riders in first lap. In the second lap I had some problems with the clutch which stopped working correctly. I want to forget this as soon as possible and focus on the next race in Argentina. ”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

“Today was a difficult day for us in the Moto2 category. Somkiat this morning demonstrated a good rhythm and we were quite confident for the race. He didn't have a chance to finish the race because of an unlucky technical problem with the clutch. In Dimas`s case with all difficulties he had, he was pushing during the race to get a good result. One good point is that he finished the race pushing every lap, and I hope this gives him some extra confidence for the next race. ”

Results

Round 01 Qatar  Race - Moto2 Combined Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
24 Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
- Dimas Ekky Pratama (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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