The MotorLand circuit, in Aragon, it was the perfect setting for Takaaki nakagami. The Spanish track seemed to be the right place for the Japanese to reach his first victory in MotoGP. The weekend was the ideal one in all the sessions of the Teruel Grand Prix. In training he was one of the fastest, while in qualifying he took the first pole of his career. However, a drop I leave it without chances.
Nakagami’s hopes and Sling faded in just a couple of curves. While he was leading the race and taking advantage, the Japanese went to the ground. After this incident, the other side of the sport could be seen. Nakagami arrived at the team box CSF with tears and an incredible disappointment. The best driver of the brand was Cal crutchlow, which came 13th.
After the race, Takaaki Nakagami did not hide his feelings after the crash. The Japanese assured that having the pole was too much for his head and that his nerves played against him. «It is a pity that a mistake costs us so much. I can’t believe I made that mistake, I’m so disappointed, ”Nakagami commented after the test.
“Being in pole position was an incredible feeling, but on the other hand it was also a great pressure. Before I started my heart rate was close to 200. It is the first time I felt this incredible pressure, my first time on pole and the first time I was leading a race. I couldn’t control it. That’s why I made that stupid mistake, “he added.
Nerves, the key factor
Finally, Nakagami emphasized the key factor in his downfall: nerves. “I don’t know why I did it and I can only say that I was going too fast and couldn’t control the speed and the brakes. I was not in control. I never had that feeling in training, but maybe I was too nervous in the race or I couldn’t control my feelings, “he said.