Takaaki Nakagami Excited Ahead Of Opening Round in Qatar
The 2022 MotoGP World Championship roars back into action this week with the Losail International Circuit in Qatar once again hosting the traditional curtain-raiser. It looks to be an exciting season of racing in prospect, especially for LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider Takaaki Nakagami who is looking forward to competing on board the new 2022 RC213V machinery.
The Japanese rider – starting his fifth year with LCR – had a productive pre-season testing schedule on the new Honda bike and believes there is huge potential to unlock over the course of the new campaign. For now, Taka is focused on Sunday’s night race in Losail and will aim to hit the ground running when free practice gets underway on Friday.
“I’m really excited and it’s a great feeling to be starting the season. We had five great days of pre-season testing at Sepang and Mandalika on the new bike where we had to understand two different tracks. The new bike definitely has great potential, so I’m looking forward to the new season. I’m excited to be here in Qatar because it’s a special track and the race is at night time. Hopefully, we can have a great start to the season and we’ll try to do our best as always.”