Round 10 Austria Qualifying


Rd10 オーストリアGP/レッドブルリンクサーキット: 2016年8月13日(土)

気温: 24℃  路面: 39℃

 現地時間午3時05分から45分間で争われた第10戦オーストリアGPのMoto2クラス予選で、 IDEMITSU Honda Team Asiaの中上貴晶は、1分29秒728を記録。8番グリッドから明日の決勝レースを迎える。




中上貴晶 (8th, 1’29.728, +0.473)


ラタパー・ウィライロー (21st, 1’30.438, +1.183)




8th Grid for Nakagami in Red Bull Ring
7th Row for Wilairot

Rd10 NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix Von Österreich : Saturday, August 13 2016

Weather: Dry
Ambient: 24℃:Track: 39℃

After forty-five minutes’ qualifying session, IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia rider Takaaki Nakagami set eighth quickest lap time of 1m29s728, which gave him eighth position on the grid for tomorrow’s Austrian Grand Prix.

In FP3, Nakagami and his team continued to find the best setup for this track with typical stop & go first half sectors and more fluent latter sectors. In the qualifying, the Japanese rider improved his best lap time at the very final moments, which was the eighth fastest and only 0.4s off the pole position.

His team mate Ratthapark Wilairot also made solid progress from yesterday. He tried longer gear-ratio on his bike, which enabled him to make good use of engine potential. The Thai rider also improved his riding and posted 1m30s438 for his best lap in the qualifying. He will start tomorrow’s race from twenty-first position on the grid.

The next Moto2 session will be warm-up at 0910 local time (GMT +2). The twenty-five lap Austrian Grand Prix will get underway at 1220 local time.

Takaaki Nakagami (8th, 1’29.728, +0.473)

“Although I made a small mistake when I was doing my fast lap and I could not improve as I would’ve liked, being within 0.5s from pole position is positive. For tomorrow, I need a bit more front stability to make a good race. Anyway, it will be very close battle so I will try to keep calm myself till the end to finish the race in front.”

Ratthapark Wilairot (21st, 1’30.438, +1.183)

“First of all, I would like to thank to my team for their hard work. Now I am confident with my bike, especially in braking zone. Also, many thanks to Tady-san for his practical advice to improve my riding. My priority for tomorrow is finishing the race, and if I start well, I will be able to stay in a group and collect championship points because my race pace is consistent.”

Tadayuki Okada - Team Manager

“Nakagami did very good job. In order to help his effort, we will have to find something more on setting-wise. When we find it tomorrow’s warm-up, we will be able to fight for the victory. For Ratthapark, now he is more confident with his bike by refining gear-ratio and engine brake. In twenty-five lap race, he will learn something more on riding skills.”