Round 13 San Marino - Moto2

  • Somkiat Chantra Scores Two Valuable Points at Misano

    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia’s Somkiat Chantra finished 14th in a tight Misano Moto2 race, while teammate Andi Farid Izdihar finished in a commendable 24th position.


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Somkiat Chantra Scores Two Valuable Points at Misano

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Rd.13 Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini
Dry conditions
Ambient:25℃ / Track: 36℃

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia’s Somkiat Chantra finished 14th in a tight Misano Moto2 race. Teammate Andi Farid Izdihar, in his first appearance in the World Championship, finished in a commendable 24th position.

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (14th)

“The race was difficult at the beginning, because after six laps I felt that I didn’t have grip from the rear tire. At the end of the race, I tried to push as much as possible, finishing 14th. I’m delighted to score two more points, but now it is time to think about Aragon.”

Andi Farid Izdihar | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (24th)

"I’ve impraoved a lot since Friday, working step by step and trying to ride better every single minute on track. I finished in P24, doing my best during the race. All the team did a good job. I would like to thank them, and also IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia and Honda Motor for this chance."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

"Very tough race, in very slippery asphalt conditions. Both of our riders made the maximum effort during the 25 laps. It was also their first time in Misano, and they did a good job. Somkiat scored points to finish in a good 14th position. It was not easy in these kinds of conditions. He has been very consistent, doing his best lap in the last part of the race. Andi was here replacing Dimas, and in his first race with this bike, he finished 24th. It was the best result possible. The pity is the time he lost after his crash on Friday."

Results

Round 13 San Marino Race - Moto2 Standings

 
Rank Rider (Team)
14 Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
24 Andi Farid Izdihar (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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