Tetsuta Nagashima to start from eighth row at home GP


Ajo Motorsport Academy riders sets his fastest time of the weekend in qualifying session and will start from the eighth row of the starting grid.

Tetsuta Nagashima completed a second day of action at Motegi with a good feeling and having made improvements in every session to date. The Japanese rider ended the qualifying session with a time of 1:51.739, vialis 40mg which will allow him to start from twenty-fourth position on the grid tomorrow for his second Moto2 wildcard of the season.

He started the day by improving his times in the last free practice session of the weekend, completing eighteen laps on his two stints and achieving a creditable 18th place with his time of 1:51.948. He placed ahead of several much more experienced riders in the class.

In qualifying, Nagashima again lowered his times but dropped out of the Top 20. He set his fastest lap of 1:51.739 in the middle of the session, to place twenty-fourth.

Tomorrow Tetsuta Nagashima will participate in his second consecutive race in the Moto2 World Championship this season, starting at 12:20pm -local time-.

Results – Qualifying Practice
1. Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) 1:49.961
2. Thomas Luthi (Kalex) 1:50.028 +0.067
3. Franco Morbidelli (Kalex) 1:50.317 +0.356
4. Sam Lowes (Kalex) 1:50.333 +0.372
5. Sandro Cortese (Kalex) 1:50.380 +0.419
24. Tetsuta Nagashima (Ajo Academy) 1:51.739 +1.778


“Today has been a very good day because we have improved a lot and my lap times have not been at all bad. I felt good on the bike and I think I can go faster. I tried to go faster at the end of the qualifying session but I made some mistakes and could not improve my time. However, the feeling was really good. Tomorrow morning we can make some final adjustments in the warmup and will work hard to do well in the race.”