Round 06 Italy - Moto2

  • Difficult Race for Pratama, Nagoe Gains Experience at Mugello

    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia's Dimas Ekky Pratama finished the Moto2 Italian Grand Prix in 24th place, while Teppei Nagoe, stepping in for Somkiat Chantra, crashed on Lap 5 after setting a fantastic lap time.


Report

Difficult Race for Pratama, Nagoe Gains Experience at Mugello

Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
Rd.6 Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley
Dry conditions
Ambient: 28℃ / Track: 46℃

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia's Dimas Ekky Pratama finished the Moto2 Italian Grand Prix in 24th place, while Teppei Nagoe, stepping in for Somkiat Chantra, crashed on Lap 5 after setting a fantastic lap time.

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

“A really hard and long race, especially for me being my first time here in Mugello. The positive part is that I have finished the race, after two rounds crashing out. I get many positive things, especially about my riding style. The team has worked very hard trying to help me and trusting in me. I would like to thank them and I'm sure that in Catalunya, a circuit that I already know I will be closer to the group.” 

Teppei Nagoe | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (DNF)

“I'm disappointed because my race finished on lap 5, but at the same time I'm really happy with my improvement over the weekend. I made a good lap time 1'54.2, one second faster than in Q1 and 5 seconds faster that the first practice. I tried to push hard but I lost the front into the last corner. I would like to thank Honda Motor and Idemitsu Honda Team Asia for this opportunity. I return to Japan with much more experience and I feel I've made a step up as a rider.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

“During this weekend our two riders were struggling with a new circuit, finding the way to go fast is difficult in Mugello. It was not easy to try to recover the speed with the rest of riders who already know how difficult Mugello is. Dimas tried to improve himself, I think he get some feeling in this race that will permit him to go fast in the next race in Catalunya. Concerning Nagoe, for sure it was not easy to be for the first time in a Gran Prix in Mugello. Unfortunately, he crashed in lap 5, but I think for him is a good experience to be here and race with GP riders. I hope he can use this knowledge to win the All Japan Road Race Championship.”

Results

Round 06 Italy Race - Moto2 Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
24 Dimas Ekky Pratama (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
RT Teppei Nagoe (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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