Round 18Malaysia - Moto2

  • Best Result for Dimas Ekky Pratama

    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia’s Dimas Ekky Pratama finished 18th in a tricky race in Sepang.

     


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Best Result for Dimas Ekky Pratama

Sepang International Circuit
Rd.18 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
Dry conditions
Ambient: 33℃ / Track: 52℃

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia’s Dimas Ekky Pratama finished 18th in a tricky race in Sepang. Teammate Somkiat Chantra crashed while he was in the points zone.

Dimas Ekky Pratama | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (18th)

"Overall, I made good progress during the weekend. The team helped me a lot with the setting. In warm-up, I rode on a full tank and used tires, and I felt better. During the race, I tried to maintain a good pace. It’s my best result ever, and I had the option to do even better if I would managed to overtake Dixon. My condolences for Afridza Munandar and my deepest sympathies for his family and friends."

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (DNF)

"It's difficult to describe my feelings today. I was having a good race, scoring the 8th best lap time. I felt good, and I was overtaking so many riders after starting from 21st. But I made a small mistake at the last corner, and I crashed. I'm sorry because I had a real option to get a good result here. But anyway, I should learn from my mistakes."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

"Both Somkiat and Dimas did their best in the race. They had a good start, gaining some positions. Chantra was having a great race, scoring similar lap times to the top riders like Márquez and Binder. He had the chance to get a good result today, but unfortunately, he made a mistake in the last corner and crashed. It's a pity that he couldn't finish the race. With Dimas, he was highly motivated for this race. He showed speed and finished 18th, his best result ever. He had a strong race, and we are happy for him. He's getting the feeling and the speed back, which is very positive for us. Also, Chantra is gaining more experience. Now we're looking forward to the last race in Valencia, and we want to finish the season in a good way."

Results

Round 18 Malaysia Race - Moto2 Standings

 
Rank Rider (Team)
18 Dimas Ekky Pratama (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)
DNF Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

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