2020 Moto3 Round 03 Andalucia

Unlucky End to Ogura’s Chances

Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, Spain, July 26, 2020
Rd.3 Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucia
Dry conditions
Ambient: 29℃ / Track: 41℃

Honda Team Asia rider Ai Ogura was well placed in the leading group of the Moto3 Andalucian Grand Prix when a rider in front fell, taking the Japanese rider with him. Ogura is now fourth in the World Championship but remains 14 points behind leader Arenas, who fell today. Teammate Yuki Kunii made steady progress, finishing 16th, close to taking his first points.

Comments

Yuki Kunii | Honda Team Asia (16th)
"Compared to the last weekend here in Jerez, the feeling with the bike was much better. I'm still struggling with front braking though, and I cannot brake as hard as I like. Anyway, I finished the race, and it was my best finish ever. I've been close to scoring points, which is my target at Brno."

Ai Ogura | Honda Team Asia (DNF)
"Unfortunately I crashed, and was out of the race, but I'm pleased with the work we've done this weekend. We struggled last week, but today I felt that the bike was perfect during the race. I had an edge compared to the other guys. So I'm happy about that, and that’s what is most important for the next round. We will continue working, and we will see what happens at Brno."

Hiroshi Aoyama | Team Manager, Honda Team Asia
"It was a pity this race. Ogura had a chance to win, he was in great shape, he had the speed, and he had the pace. Masia touched him, and the race ended there. Of course we're disappointed. Yuki has improved a lot from last week, he's doing everything right, and he also had the chance to score some points today. During this week, he understood a bit more about how he should ride. We cannot forget that this is his first year in Grand Prix racing, and he's in a learning process."

Results

Rank No. Rider Team Time
16 92 Yuki Kunii Honda Team Asia 39'36.502
RT 79 Ai Ogura Honda Team Asia 26'01.510

Photos

Yuki Kunii (#92)

Yuki Kunii

Yuki Kunii (#92)

Yuki Kunii (#92)

Yuki Kunii

Ai Ogura (#79)

Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura

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