Round 03 United States - Moto2

  • Tough Day in America

    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia's Somkiat Chantra and Dimas Ekky Pratama finished 20th and 22nd respectively in the Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas.


Report

Tough Day in America

COTA Circuit of the Americas
Rd.3 Red bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Dry conditions
Ambient: 17℃ / Track: 33℃

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (20th)

“After Argentina GP I arrive here ready for the action. I start race and in first corner one rider touch me and I lost a lot of time. I didn’t give up and I continue pushing. This is a long circuit where it is very difficult to recover time that you lost. I'll take the positive things, I improved my lap times and I had a good rhythm. Now start the European rounds where we will find some circuits that I like.”

Dimas Ekky Pratama | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (22th)

“Today it was a difficult race. I started off really concentrating and I did a very good start but after 10 laps my rhythm was not high and I fell back. It was a difficult weekend overall because the track was new, we had technical problems and also we missed one session. For me being new here, it’s necessary to ride as many laps as possible to understand the track. I am not happy with the result but I will come back stronger for Jerez.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

“As we expected today was a very difficult race for our Moto2 riders. Dimas had a magical start and overtook 10 riders. Unfortunately, his rhythm was not very high and he could not maintain the position. With Somkiat, he improved his lap times in the race and got a good rhythm, but he came in contact with a rider at the first turn and went wide. He lost a lot of time and he could not keep up with the group. Next race will be in Jerez, the first circuit in the Championship that they know well.”

Results

Round 03 United States Race - Moto2 Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
20 Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
22 Dimas Ekky Pratama (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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