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Johann Zarco finishes in the points for LCR Honda at Assen

Sprint Race

CASTROL Honda LCR rider Johann Zarco has crossed the line 16th on Saturday’s Sprint at Assen. Starting from the 19th spot of the grid, Frenchman Zarco executed a strategic Sprint, focused on gathering information for Sunday’s race, in which the tyre choice will be crucial for a strong finish. Johann and the crew are working tirelessly to analyze the data to ensure a solid performance for the 26-laps race.
Johann Zarco – 16th
“We decided to use the medium rear tyre for the Sprint, which was a good decision. Everyone used the soft, but after trying the medium on Friday, I could confirm that the feeling was better, as I avoided the vibrations everyone was complaining about. It should also be a good choice for tomorrow’s race. Overall, I managed to keep a decent pace, and despite being far, we never give up.”
IDEMITSU Honda LCR rider Takaaki Nakagami has crossed the line 18th on Saturday’s Sprint at Assen. Japanese Nakagami had to face a comeback race from the 23rd spot on the grid. During the Sprint, the rider experienced some difficulties with the front end of his bike, lacking the confidence to push and overtake rivals. Tomorrow’s question mark would be the tyre choice, as high temperatures play a pivotal role.
Taka Nakagami – 18th
“I had the same feeling as yesterday; we couldn’t improve as much as we wanted. The Sprint was tough, and I struggled to catch the rivals. Let’s see tomorrow how it goes.”
Sunday’s Race
IDEMITSU Honda LCR rider Takaaki Nakagami crossed the line 16th on Sunday at Assen.
After yesterday’s Sprint, Japanese Nakagami and the crew knew that controlling tyre wear would be one of the critical points for today’s race due to the track conditions. Nakagami did a solid job recovering several positions from the 23rd spot on the grid as he fought for the points, handled the situation without making mistakes, and finally classified 16th.
Takaaki Nakagami – 16th
“Today’s race was hard, I couldn’t push the way I wanted. We are struggling. I tried to fight for the points and almost reached that goal. We’ll see if we can improve next week at the Sachsenring.”
After yesterday’s Sprint, Frenchman Zarco and the crew knew that tyre choice would be one of the primary critical points for today’s race due to the track conditions. They followed the plan and used the medium compound on the bike’s rear and front end. As the laps went by, the rider handled the situation to squeeze his package, and finally, being clever and not making mistakes, he crossed the line 13th, grabbing solid points and classifying as the first Honda in the standings.
Johann Zarco – 13th
“We did a good step; fighting for the points has been important for us. Compared to yesterday’s Sprint, we’ve controlled the situation better, which is positive. We are working hard to be at the level of our competitors. Overall, I’ve felt comfortable on the bike and am happy to have enjoyed today’s race.”

Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2024 in News

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