NAKAGAMI TOP HRC RIDER IN THE LAST DANCE AT PORTIMAO
Takaaki Nakagami signed off the MotoGP World Championship in impressive style as he battled through the field to take 5th in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix. Starting from the fourth row of the grid, the LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider showed composure and superb late race pace to claim another notable result in what has proved a breakthrough 2020 season.
The Japanese star was second fastest in the warm-up session behind team-mate Cal Crutchlow and got away to a decent start in the event proper as he settled into 10th position. But, in typical style, Taka came on strong in the second half of the race with an eye-catching move taking him from ninth to sixth with five laps to go. He then passed Andrea Dovizioso to ensure 5th place as he finished as the top Honda rider.