Tough Takaaki Nakagami shows encouraging speed on day 1 of French GP

Tough Takaaki Nakagami shows encouraging speed on day 1 of French GP

13.05.2022: French GP Practice Takaaki Nakagami rode through the pain barrier to put in a solid performance on the opening day of free practice for the French Grand Prix. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider was initially unsure he would compete due to his ongoing kne


French GP Practice



Takaaki Nakagami rode through the pain barrier to put in a solid performance on the opening day of free practice for the French Grand Prix. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider was initially unsure he would compete due to his ongoing knee injury, but showed encouraging pace once he took to the track at Le Mans to finish in 16th position overall.
 


Still feeling pain in his left knee following his testing fall at Jerez, the Japanese star was passed fit to compete in FP1 and impressed in dry conditions as he finished the session in 11th spot - less than four tenths off the leader’s pace. He was unable to make the laps or progress he wanted in FP2, but remains optimistic about his chances tomorrow.





Takaaki Nakagami – 16th
(1'32.165)




“It was a solid first day for us because before the first session I didn’t expect that I could ride the bike, so I was quite happy with the result. And then this afternoon in FP2 we had some issues so we couldn’t do as many laps as we wanted.


But overall, I’m happy because I’m able to ride the bike to a good level and let’s see what we can do in tomorrow morning’s FP3 session. We’ll try to improve the feeling of the bike and I’ll have to continue to manage the condition of my knee.”





-LCR Honda also photos

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