Round 03 United States - Moto3

  • Close to Top Ten for The Rookie

    Honda Team Asia's Ai Ogura finished 11th, just out of the top ten in the Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas, while teammate Kaito Toba did not finish the race.


Report

Close to Top Ten for The Rookie

COTA Circuit of the Americas
Rd.3 Red bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Ambient: 15℃ / Track: 27℃

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (11th)

‟I'm not really happy with 11th position. First corner was crazy, many riders but I kept on going. I lost a lot in the next 5 laps that's why I'm not happy. After this I started pushing and overtook some riders, which its good. It was my first time on this track and 11th position is not bad. Now it's time to start thinking about Jerez, one circuit that I know really well.”

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (DNF)

‟A day to forget. I came here fully focused and motivated but this circuit is always difficult for me. In the race I started focused on not crashing at the first turn, but I touched another rider and lost places. After this I kept on pushing and I passed all the riders in the last group, but the gap with lead group was too much. I didn't give up, but crashed while trying to reduce the gap. I'm disappointed but we have to keep thinking positively and be ready in Jerez."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

‟Ai did it very well. He was fighting to get a top 10 position but unfortunately it was not possible. Apart from that he did well in his first time racing here in Austin. With Kaito, it was a disappointing day because he didn't get any points. He crashed trying to get to the lead group.”

Results

Round 03 United States Race - Moto3 Standings

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

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