15th August 2021 | British GP Race
Takaaki Nakagami – 13th
“So from P15 on the grid, I had a good start and was able to get up to P10 by the first or second lap. From the beginning I felt quite comfortable and had good pace on the bike and I thought I had an opportunity to have a good race today. But in the second half of the race I had a big drop in the rear tyre and it was really, really difficult to stay on the bike. Towards the end of the race, I dropped positions and lap time and ended up in P13 which is not the best, but I gave my all and I’m looking forward to the next one in Aragon.“
Takaaki Nakagami fought hard to secure a points finish at the British Grand Prix after a challenging weekend at Silverstone. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider displayed all of his customary determination to see the chequered flag, taking 13th position in round 12 of this year’s MotoGP World Championship.
There were encouraging signs for the Japanese star as he was second fastest in Sunday’s warm-up session. Sat in 15th on the grid, he also made a fine start and made up five places on the first lap, forcing his way into the top 10. Rear tyre issues later in the race meant he wasn’t able to maintain that position, but he completed all 20 laps and collected three more championship points.