Round 01 Qatar - Moto3

  • Honda Team Asia Leads

    Honda Team Asia riders Kaito Toba and Ai Ogura finished the Moto3 Qatar Grand Prix in 1st and 11th respectively, giving the team an early lead in the championship.


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Honda Team Asia Leads

Losail International Circuit
Rd.1 VisitQatar Grand Prix
Dry conditions
Ambient: 21℃ / Track: 23℃

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (1st)

“Its an amazing feeling! I don’t have words to express myself now. When I crossed the line it was like living a dream, a dream come true! I’m super happy because also this week the team worked very hard and they did a good job. At the beginning I didn’t want to take too many risks and I dropped some positions, but at the end of the race I was thinking of my strategy to win, and it worked! I am super happy!”

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (11th)

“Since the last three days of testing it was a difficult time for me. We didn’t find a perfect set up for the bike, and also my riding style was not good. In the race I tried to keep my concentration and push to the limit. In the end we got some good points. Now I cannot wait until the start in Argentina to get a good result there.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

“What an amazing weekend! I am really happy with Kaito’s victory because I know how hard he works, and for the last two years that he has struggled a lot. Maybe I was happier with this victory as a Team manager than when I won as a rider! Thanks to the team, IDEMITSU and all our sponsors for their support. About Ai, we know how difficult was the weekend for him but he shows how much fighting spirit he has. He did it well and also I am happy for him.”

Results

Round 01 Qatar  Race - Moto3 Combined Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
1 Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia)
11 Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia)

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