Takaaki Nakagami continued his ultra-consistent form in the 2020 MotoGP World Championship with seventh place at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona. As he has done all the season, the LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider finished Sunday’s race strongly to push up into the leading positions and remains the only rider in the premier class to have posted top-10 results in every round of the season so far.

The Japanese star started the race in upbeat mood having recorded the second quickest time in warm-up, but found himself crowded out at the first corner after a typically hectic drag from the line. However, as planned, Taka managed his tyres well and moved up through the top 10 in the closing stages. Although he was unable to get the past the Ducati duo of Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia on the final lap, he again finished as the lead Honda bike and sits seventh in the rider standings.