«Would like to see data from Márquez» / MotoGP SPEEDWEEK.COM

LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami finished the RC213V in a strong fifth in Aragon’s first MotoGP race and was full of praise for rookie Alex Marquez.

The 28-year-old Japanese Takaaki “Taka” Nakagami quietly fought his way to fifth place in the MotoGP World Championship table. The Japanese from Chiba is only 29 points short of the new World Championship leader Joan Mir (Suzuki). Nakagami also delivered a flawless performance in Aragón and in the end even parked his Honda as the best customer team driver in Parc Fermé next to the top 3. «The race was difficult in terms of tire management. Some riders have used the soft compound in the rear, some the medium one. The soft tire was better for us, but at the end of the race with about seven laps left it was really difficult to maintain the pace and also to prevent the tires from spinning. “

“Especially in Turn 10 and in the last double left turn before the start and finish, it was easy to overheat the tires,” says Nakagami, who has scored points in all ten races and was never worse than ninth. “At the beginning I tried to save the tires. I always think about the end of the race. I am happy that I stayed before Franco. It was really difficult, in the last corner I tried to stay inside and had the chance to overtake him and be the best customer team driver. “

Nakagami says to Repsol Honda rookie Alex Márquez: “I have to congratulate him. When he overtook me in the last double left turn at the beginning, I couldn’t believe how far inside he could stay with the bike. He really had extra strong pace today. I would like to see his data from this race. Today I will analyze everything with my team and also look at their data. ”

Result, MotoGP race, Aragón (18.10.):

1. Rins, Suzuki, 41: 54,391 min
2. Alex Márquez, Honda, + 0.263 sec
3. Mir, Suzuki, + 2,644
4. Viñales, Yamaha, + 2,880
5. Nakagami, Honda, +4,570
6. Morbidelli, Yamaha, + 4,756
7. Dovizioso, Ducati, + 8.639
8. Crutchlow, Honda, + 8,913
9. Miller, Ducati, + 9,390
10. Zarco, Ducati, + 9.617
11. Binder, KTM, + 13,200
12. Pol Espargaró, KTM, +13,689
13. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, + 14,598
14. Lecuona, KTM, + 15,291
15. Petrucci, Ducati, + 15.941
16. Oliveira, KTM, + 18,284
17.Bradl, Honda, + 20,136
18. Quartararo, Yamaha, + 21.498
19.
Smith, Aprilia, + 25,300
20. Rabat, Ducati, + 25,558

Driver World Championship stand after 10 of 14 races:

1. Me, 121 points. 2. Quartararo 115. 3. Viñales 109. 4. Dovizioso 106. 5. Nakagami 92. 6. Morbidelli 87. 7. Rins 85. 8. Miller 82. 9. Pol Espargaró 77. 10. Oliveira 69. 11. Binder 67. 12. Alex Márquez 67. 13. Petrucci 65. 14. Rossi 58. 15. Zarco 53. 16. Bagnaia 42. 17. Aleix Espargaró 27. 18. Crutchlow 21. 19. Lecuona 20. 20. Smith 11. 21. Bradl 8. 22. Rabat 8. 23. Pirro 4.

Constructors’ championship:

1. Yamaha 183. 2. Ducati 160. 3. Suzuki. 4. KTM 130. 5. Honda 112. 6. Aprilia 35.

Team-WM:
1. Team Suzuki Ecstar 206. 2. Petronas Yamaha SRT, 202 Punkte. 3. Ducati Team 171. 4. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 167. 5. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 144. 6. Pramac Racing 128. 7. LCR Honda 113. 8. Red Bull KTM Tech3 89. 9. Repsol Honda Team 75. 10. Esponsorama Racing 61. 11. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 38.

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