Round 19 Valencia - Moto3

  • Tough Qualifying for Honda Team Asia Riders

    Honda Team Asia riders Kaito Toba and Ai Ogura improved their lap times, but not enough to achieve good starting grid for the Valencia Grand Prix.



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Tough Qualifying for Honda Team Asia Riders

Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Rd.19 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana
Dry conditions
Ambient: 16℃ / Track: 21℃

Honda Team Asia riders Kaito Toba and Ai Ogura improved their lap times, but not enough to achieve good starting grid for the Valencia Grand Prix.

Kaito Toba | Honda Team Asia (21st)

"I'm disappointed with this result. I did not feel so bad during this weekend, but the lap times didn’t come, I sincerely don't know why. Anyway, Qualifying finished, and we cannot do anything. I must push a lot tomorrow from the beginning of the race and try to enjoy the last race with this team."

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (25th)

"We tried some settings from yesterday, but didn’t find the right one. The setting is also part of our problem, but 90 percent is mine. I don't know, tomorrow I must find how to follow the fast riders, and to work for 2020."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia

"It hasn't been an easy day for our riders.  Weather conditions seemed to be a little bit better and lap times improved, but the other riders improved as well. We get P21 and P25. These are not good grid positions, even if the gap with the top is not so big. We have to do better in tomorrow’s race."

Results

Round 19 Valencia Qualifying - Moto3 Combined Standings

Rank Rider (Team)
21
Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia)
25
Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia)

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