Round 09 Germany - Moto3

  • Great Start for Kaito Toba in Germany

    Honda Team Asia's Kaito Toba was off to a good start to his Moto3 German Grand Prix weekend by managing to enter Q3, while teammate is in P21 despite being only 0.7s slower.


Report

Great Start for Kaito Toba in Germany

Sachsenring
Rd.9 HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland
Dry conditions
Ambient:25℃ / Track: 45℃

Honda Team Asia's Kaito Toba was off to a good start to his Moto3 German Grand Prix weekend by managing to enter Q3, while teammate is in P21 despite being only 0.7s slower.

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (5th)

“I’m happy about this first day in Sachsenring. I improved my lap time from last year, I feel comfortable with the bike but we need to continue working because I have problems in some points of the circuit, mainly in the sector 2. I just need to fix the lines in some corners like Corner 3.”

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (21th)

“During both free practices I have had a lot of problems to be fast, now we are analysing the data to find what is happening, because I like this circuit very much and I’m not able to be fast. The positive thing is that I lose the time in every corner, not only in some sector. The solution is easier, because if you have problems in one sector, the set up that permits you to be fast in that area could be negative for the rest of the sectors.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

“From the morning to the afternoon, both riders improved more than one second, so wasn’t a bad day. In the morning session, Toba complained about some parts of the bike. The team have worked to provide him with a set up that permits him to ride with confidence and comfort, according to his riding style. Ogura is still struggling a little bit with the bike. He couldn’t push 100%, but we are sure that, with the correct setting, he will do it, because last week in Assen he was performing. We will try to give him all that he needs to go fast.”

Results

Round 09 Germany Practice - Moto3 Combined Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
5 Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia)
21 Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia)

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