Round 19 Valencia - Moto3

  • Honda Team Asia Riders Aiming for Q2 in Valencia

    Honda Team Asia riders Kaito Toba and Ai Ogura fight for a place in Q2 in the lightweight class of the Valencia Grand Prix.


Report

Honda Team Asia Riders Aiming for Q2 in Valencia

Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Rd.19 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana
Dry conditions
Ambient: 15℃ / Track: 21℃

Honda Team Asia riders Kaito Toba and Ai Ogura fight for a place in Q2 in the lightweight class of the Valencia GP. Ogura currently sits at P27, just one second behind the leader.

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (19th)

"A complicated morning session because of the low asphalt temperature, but in the afternoon it was becoming better and better. I couldn't do a good lap and I'm a little bit disappointed, but we will try to make it directly into Q2 tomorrow. Here everybody is very close in terms of lap times. You must fully concentrate, and a small improvement could be a big leap ahead."

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (27th)

"I never liked this circuit, but today I started too slow. It's difficult for me to understand how to turn here.  I improved a little bit in FP2 but still it is not enough. We will make some changes for tomorrow, which I think will work in a good direction. From my side, I need to adapt my riding style. We must find some solution, also thinking of the future."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

"Cold and unfriendly weather in Valencia, which is typical for this time of year. In the morning practice, both riders started a little bit cautiously to avoid crashing. In the afternoon, they were pushing a little bit more, going much faster, but we expected a little bit more from both. It wasn't a perfect day for us, but I think we know in which part need to improve and we will keep on working for tomorrow."

Results

Round 19 Valencia Practice - Moto3 Combined Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
19 Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia)
27 Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia)

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