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JEREZ TEST SESSION19 November 2021 | Jerez TestTaka Nakagami signed off for 2021 with an encouraging showing at the last official MotoGP test of the season in Jerez. The LCR Honda IDEMITSU rider demonstrated real potential as he put Honda’s 2022 prototype through its paces, topping the timesheets on the opening day and remaining amongst the pacesetters on the second and final day in southern Spain.
Following the final round in Valencia last weekend, Taka and the rest of the premier class headed to the Circuito de Jerez to start preparations for next year. The Japanese star amassed 68 laps as he went fastest on Thursday, before switching between his 2021 RC213v and the new 2022 prototype on Friday as he tried out various settings and parts. He looked strong on both bikes and ended the session in upbeat mood.Takaaki Nakagami – 2nd
(1’37.313)“It’s been a good two-day test here in Jerez, first day we were able to finish P1 and today was also good and we finished 2nd overall. Today we had a little bit of a different strategy as we tested the new bike and also, after the lunch break, we tried some things on this year’s bike and checked the set-up. (We did) a little bit less laps today compared to yesterday, but had good confidence on the new bike and I’m really happy about this. Now we go into the off season and I want to say thanks again to all my team, they have really worked hard. I’m looking forward to a rest and then getting back for the Sepang test 2022.”