MotoGP, Taka Nakagami renews for a year: Honda plans

Taka Nakagami’s reconfirmation has been up in the air for some time, which is so risky that Ai Ogura makes it to MotoGP after two seasons in Moto2. The Japanese manufacturer has opted to renew with Taaki for another season, waiting to see his upcoming results and that of the young rider for Team Honda Asia. On the other hand, there is no need to rush towards the only 20-year-old from Tokyo, who could reach the top flight in 2024. From next year, HRC will be able to count on two very exciting additions: Joan Mir in the factory team along Alongside Marc Marquez and Alex Reigns at the LCR with the recently revamped Japanese.

Annual contract for Nakagami

Timed confidence for Nakagami, in his fifth season in MotoGP always and only with Honda livery. There are no podiums and he is ranked 10th best in the 2020 World Cup.”It’s at least another year, I’m happy and grateful for giving me another chanceThe pilot announced from Chiba. At the beginning of the summer, Lucio Cecchinello’s team farewell seemed obvious, but senior management preferred to continue with Taka in order to benefit from his experience with the RC213V. At this point in the end of the tournament, the development and upcoming updates from Rising Sun are dedicated to Marquis and Nakagami. As of 2024 she could leave her position to Ai Ogura. “Honda told me it hasn’t been decided yet. This depends on the results of both sides. Everyone knows that Ogura is on the waiting list. This is the logical plan. The new generation is coming and it might be my last chance“.

Motorcycle Prototype Evolution 2023

There has been talk of a possible role change for Taka Nakagami, who could have joined Stefan Bradl as the test driver. A plausible hypothesis but it has not yet been taken into account. “Some people asked me if I would be a test driver in 2023. But I always answered: Who said that? I never really talked about that with Honda. Maybe in the future if Honda needs me. But now I want to run“. On the other hand, his secondary role as a tester achieves just that and HRC engineers are focused on that, given that Mir and Rins don’t have any experience yet with this bike.”That’s why they chose me… I want to help development, we have the same goalIn the home race in Motegi Its existence is questionable: In Aragon, one finger injury was reported and we have to wait for the “shift” of the medical center.