Round 04 Spain - Moto2

  • Little Luck for IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia at Jerez

    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia’s Somkiat Chantra overcame mechanical issues to finish in a remarkable 17th position in the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix, while team-mate Dimas Ekky Pratama was knocked out in a Lap 1 crash.


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Little Luck for IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia at Jerez

Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto
Rd.4 Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain
Dry conditions
Ambient: 20℃ / Track: 40℃

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia’s Somkiat Chantra overcame mechanical issues to finish in a remarkable 17th position in the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix, while team-mate Dimas Ekky Pratama was knocked out in a Lap 1 crash.

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (17th)

“I'm very happy with my race, finishing in 17th position. Despite an arm pump and a problem with the front feeling, that didn't let me maintain the good rhythm I had in practice. Maybe after Le Mans I will need a surgery to solve this problem with my arm, we will know more later this week.”

Dimas Ekky Pratama | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (DNS)

“I'm disappointed because I made a good start of the race and I overtake some riders, but between the first and the second corner Gardner crashed in front of me and it was impossible to avoid contact with his bike. I tried to get up even though the impact was hard but the doctors don't permit me. After the medical check I'm ready and fit for Le Mans.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

“After the big accident in turn 1 and the red flag, we saw that Dimas was involved. Fortunately he's okay, but of course he missed the race. Chantra had some issues with the front feeling making it impossible for him to push like yesterday. He was fighting every single lap trying to do his best, which we appreciate. Being a rookie, I think he has done a good job during this weekend. We stay in Jerez for a one-day test on Tuesday, where we will try some solutions that could help him be faster.”

Results

Round 04 Spain Race - Moto2 Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
17 Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
RT Dimas Ekky Pratama (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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