Tetsuta Nagashima had an unfortunate end to what was looking to be a promising MotoGP debut at his home round. Keeping pace with many of the MotoGP regulars, the Honda HRC Test rider suffered a fall at Turn 7 on Lap Ten – ending his race. Nagashima escaped injury in the fall.

Tetsuta Nagashima

Rider, MotoGP

“I am disappointed not to be able to finish the race here at the Japanese GP, so I want to say sorry to Honda, HRC and the fans. It was an incredible experience to line up on the grid with the rest of the MotoGP field – achieving one of my dreams. Even without completing the race I was able to learn a lot about racing at the MotoGP level. I am looking forward to my next test with HRC to put into action what we have learned. Thank you to HRC for this opportunity.”