After an encouraging result in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix, LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami is hoping to make further strides in Argentina this weekend. The Japanese talent underlined his potential during close season testing and carried that impressive form into the first round of 2019 as he progressed to Q2 before finishing ninth at the Losail International Circuit.

The 27-year-old will be looking for a similar level of performance at Termas de Rio Hondo as he bids to establish himself as a regular top-10 contender in the MotoGP category.

#30 Takaaki Nakagami

“As I said before the last race, I’m really excited for this weekend. We had a good opening race in Qatar and I’m looking to make another step forward. We’ll try to do our best as always, although it might be a little bit tricky because of the weather forecast this weekend. Anyway, day by day we’ll try to improve, we’ll see what happens and do our best.”