Round 11 Austria - Moto2

  • Chantra Learns How to Fight Face to Face with the Best

    IDEMISTU Honda Team Asia's Somkiat Chantra rode a superb race in Austria, battling many laps in the leading group.


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Chantra Learns How to Fight Face to Face with the Best

Red Bull Ring - Spielberg
Rd.11 myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich
Dry conditions
Ambient: 22℃ / Track: 29℃

IDEMISTU Honda Team Asia's Somkiat Chantra rode a superb race in Austria, battling many laps in the leading group. Teammate Teppei Nagoe improved every time he was on track, finishing 25th.

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (12th)

"Today I finished 12th. I'm happy for the result but not for my race because I made a mistake at Turn 1, going straight and then many riders overtook me there. But I've been pushing again to defend my position, gaining four valuable points. It may sound like a small prize, starting from third on the grid, but overall I'm happy with this weekend in Austria."

Teppei Nagoe | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (25th)

"I'm not happy to finish in P25. The positive is that I finished in front of some veteran riders of the championship. Every time I was on track, I was moving a step up. Next race I'll try to do more, my target is to get points in Silverstone."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

"Chantra had a good position on the starting grid. Also had a good start, remaining in the top 5 for many laps. But during the battle, trying to avoid to contact he changed his line, going out of the track losing six seconds. This affected the result, but even with that incident, he stayed focused, pushing all the time, and finished 12th. Tthis is not what he wanted, but taking into consideration this six seconds, he could finish 8th. I would say, even with this incident, he managed the race quite well. With Nagoe, he was still learning the bike and tires, on a new track. It wasn't an easy weekend, but he gave his best effort during the race to finish 25th, better than yesterday. That is important, as well. He's going to race also in Silverstone, and I'm sure he will perform better there."

Results

Round 11 Austria Race - Moto2 Standings

 
Rank Rider (Team)
12 Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
25 Teppei Nagoe (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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