MOTO GP, FOURTH PLACE FOR NAKAGAMI ON LCR HONDA
On the Sunday of the Ducati one-two, which in the Jerez GP in Spain took first and second place with Miller and Bagnaia, the big news is the fourth place of Takaaki Nakagami. The LCR Honda rider was the best of all the Honda riders in the race, after Alex Màrquez crashed, Marc Màrquez recovering only ninth and Pol Espargaro tenth.
Takaaki Nakagami equalled his best-ever MotoGP.. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider showed consistency and aggression throughout the 25-lap race to finish just outside the podium places, deservedly ending the weekend in southern Spain as the leading Honda bike.
Departing from the second row, Taka made a solid start and battled with reigning world champion Joan Mir for sixth spot in the early exchanges. He then made a decisive move with seven laps remaining to climb up into fourth, passing Aleix Espargaro and Fabio Quartararo in successive corners. He ran out of laps to challenge for the final podium position, but settled for his third P4 result in the premier class.
The next appointment is in France - Le Mans - from 14 to 16 May.