Round 16 Japan- Moto3

  • Difficult Race At Home for Honda Team Asia Riders

    With grid positions that prevented challenging the leading group, Honda Team Asia riders Ai Ogura and Kaito Toba finished their home Grand Prix at Motegi 14th and 17th respectively.


Report

Difficult Race At Home for Honda Team Asia Riders

Twin Ring Motegi
Rd.16 Motul Grand Prix of Japan
Wet conditions
Ambient:24℃ / Track: 32℃

With grid positions that prevented challenging the leading group, Honda Team Asia riders Ai Ogura and Kaito Toba finished their home Grand Prix at Motegi 14th and 17th respectively.

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (14th)

"This is my first Japanese Grand Prix, and I aimed for a good result here. But all weekend I had many problems. Yesterday in FP3, I rode quite well in the rain, but today the race was difficult from the beginning. I struggled a lot in the turns, from the middle of the corner to the exit. Sometimes that could happen. The only way now is to continue working and improving.“

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (17th)

"A tough race today. I was unable to fight with the rest of the riders. I don't know why. I think something happened on the braking. Today it was impossible to get a good result. But I don't give up, in Australia I will try to change this dynamic."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

"It wasn't an easy Sunday for us. Both riders had big expectations and motivation for the home race. At the beginning of the race, they were in the middle of the group with options to go up, but from there to the end, both riders were struggling for different reasons. Ogura scored points, which is good, but not Toba. Sometimes we cannot get good results but from this we can learn something to improve on for the next races."

Results

Round 16 Japan Race - Moto3 Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
14 Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia)
17 Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia)

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