Round 13 San Marino - Moto3

  • Bad Luck For Honda Team Asia Riders in Misano

    Despite a perfect strategy during the race, Honda Team Asia rider Ai Ogura fell on the last lap fighting for the podium.


Report

Bad Luck For Honda Team Asia Riders in Misano

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Rd.13 Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini
Dry conditions
Ambient:26℃ / Track: 33℃

Despite a perfect strategy during the race, Honda Team Asia rider Ai Ogura fell on the last lap fighting for the podium. Teammate Kaito Toba was also involved in a crash in the first corner.

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (DNF)

“There’s not much to say. We worked perfectly during the weekend. We had good pace during the race, and finally, I was fighting for the podium. Unfortunately, I crashed on the last lap, and I couldn’t finish. The positive is the experience I gained for the future.”

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (DNF)

“I crashed at Turn 1 when another rider came in contact. I couldn’t do anything. It’s a very disappointing situation, because after being first in the warm-up, I had an excellent feeling and confidence. Even if I started from the back on the grid, I was sure to be in the top 10. Now is time to recover, trying to be ready for Aragon.”

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

“It has been a fascinating and interesting race. I would like to thank the guys, as they have worked very hard this weekend. Both of our riders were very competitive, but unfortunately, we didn’t have luck today. Kaito started well, but at turn 1, someone crashed on the inside, and it was impossible for him to avoid the crash. Really bad luck, but he should have in mind that this is the kind of trouble you can find if you start from the back. With Ogura, he decided to do the race with the hard rear tires. He struggled in the first laps, but in the second part of the race, he was one of the faster riders on the track. I think he could have been on the podium, but a rider crashed in front of him on the last lap. It wasn’t his fault. But this could happen. He showed how strong he could be.”

Results

Round 13 San Marino Race - Moto3 Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
DNF Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia)
DNF
Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia)

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