HRC Test Rider Tetsuta Nagashima realized his dream as he made his premier class debut in Motegi. Working on improving his time and comparing himself to the rest of the MotoGP field.
A best time of 1’45.845 saw Nagashima end Friday in 22nd, just 1.336 seconds behind Jack Miller.
“It was a really great feeling to make MotoGP debut today at home in Motegi. But wow, you arrive here and you are alongside everyone, and you see that the level is so high.
“Speaking honestly, I was a little bit nervous because it has always been my dream to ride in MotoGP, and today I achieved it. Like this, I wasn’t riding exactly as I want, but Marquez gave me some advice that I will try to use tomorrow. Let’s keep on pushing and improving this weekend.”