TAKA SHOWS HIS POTENTIAL ON DAY ONE AT MUGELLO
LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami made an encouraging start to the Italian Grand Prix as free practice got underway at a sunny Mugello on Friday. The Japanese star finished the day in 7th position on the timesheets and looks on track to progress directly to Q2 when the MotoGP class reconvene for qualifying on Saturday.
Arriving on the back of three successive top-10 finishes, Taka again demonstrated the potential to challenge at the front of the field at what is one of his favourite circuits. The LCR man ended FP1 in 11th spot, but he improved by over a second in FP2 to comfortably break into the top 10 and is confident about his chances this weekend.