Takaaki Nakagami
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Takaaki Nakagami

1992-02-02 (age 30)
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Japanese GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Japanese GP at Twin Ring Motegi, which charts the position changes.

Nakagami ended Japan MotoGP practice with ‘glove full of blood’

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami says he ended Friday’s MotoGP practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with his glove “full” of blood from a gruesome right-hand injury.

Aragon GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Aragon GP at Motorland Aragon, which charts the position changes.

Nakagami to remain at LCR Honda in MotoGP next season

The LCR Honda team has announced that Takaaki Nakagami will remain with the team for the 2023 MotoGP season.

San Marino GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 San Marino GP at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, which charts the position changes.

Austrian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring, which charts the position changes.

British GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 British GP at Silverstone Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Dutch GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Dutch GP at TT Circuit Assen, which charts the position changes.

German GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 German GP at Sachsenring, which charts the position changes.

Nakagami escapes Catalan GP Turn 1 crash without serious injury

Takaaki Nakagami says he has "no serious injury" after his controversial Turn 1 crash involving Alex Rins and Francesco Bagnaia in MotoGP's Catalan Grand Prix.

Catalan GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Catalan GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which charts the position changes.

Rins: Nakagami "one of the most dangerous" MotoGP riders

Alex Rins says Takaaki Nakagami is "one of the most dangerous" riders in MotoGP after a clash in the Italian Grand Prix took the Suzuki rider out of the race.

Italian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Italian GP at Mugello Circuit, which charts the position changes.

French GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 French GP at Circuit de la Sarthe, which charts the position changes.

Spanish GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Spanish GP at Circuito de Jerez, which charts the position changes.

Portugal GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Portugal GP at Algarve International Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Nakagami feeling "extra pressure" to save MotoGP ride

Takaaki Nakagami says the early European races of the MotoGP calendar will come with “extra pressure” on him to try to save his LCR Honda seat for 2023.

Americas GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Americas GP at Circuit Of The Americas, which charts the position changes.

Argentinian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Argentinian GP at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, which charts the position changes.

Freight delays allow Nakagami to contest Argentina GP

The ongoing freight delays impacting the 2022 MotoGP Argentina Grand Prix will allow LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami to race after he tested negative for COVID-19.

Indonesian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Indonesian GP at Mandalika International Street Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Qatar GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Qatar GP at Losail International Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Nakagami gives himself “2 out of 10” for 2021 season

Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami has awarded himself “2 out of 10” for his 2021 MotoGP season after a year of struggles aboard his LCR-run Honda.

Nakagami tops first day of 2022 MotoGP pre-season testing

LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami kicked off Honda’s 2022 MotoGP pre-season preparations by topping the opening day of the Jerez test by 0.043 seconds.

LCR reveals livery for Nakagami's 2021 MotoGP bike

LCR Honda has taken the covers off Takaaki Nakagami's 2021 bike ahead of the start of the new MotoGP season in Qatar next month.

Valencia MotoGP: Nakagami sets FP1 pace ahead of Yamahas

Takaaki Nakagami topped the first MotoGP practice for the Valencia Grand Prix on his LCR Honda, while championship leader Joan Mir was eighth fastest. 

Nakagami says he couldn't manage "incredible pressure"

Takaaki Nakagami says the "incredible pressure" he felt from starting on pole for the first time led to his "stupid" crash on lap one of the MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix.

Nakagami "not interested" in MotoGP title fight
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Nakagami "not interested" in MotoGP title fight

LCR Honda's Takaaki Nakagami says he's "not interested" in the title fight currently despite claiming his maiden MotoGP pole in Teruel Grand Prix qualifying.

Teruel MotoGP: Nakagami takes maiden pole, Mir only 12th Teruel GP
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Teruel MotoGP: Nakagami takes maiden pole, Mir only 12th

Takaaki Nakagami claimed a historic maiden MotoGP pole position in a Teurel Grand Prix qualifying in which championship leader Joan Mir was 12th and Andrea Dovizioso only 17th.

Teruel MotoGP: Nakagami fastest in FP2, Ducatis struggle

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami led Maverick Vinales in second practice for the MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix as the factory Ducatis endured a tough session.

Honda’s Nakagami gets factory MotoGP bike for 2021

Takaaki Nakagami has confirmed he will ride a factory Honda in 2021, having renewed his MotoGP contract with HRC to remain with LCR for two more years.

Nakagami secures multi-year LCR Honda deal

Takaaki Nakagami will remain in MotoGP in 2021 with LCR having signed a multi-year extension with Honda. 

Nakagami missed a “great opportunity” to win Catalan GP

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami feels he had a “great opportunity to win” the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix, but sluggish opening laps meant he got stuck behind Ducatis.

Nakagami felt "no negatives" on 2020 Honda in Misano test

LCR's Takaaki Nakagami says he felt "no negatives" when he tested the 2020 Honda at Misano on Tuesday, though concedes the feeling relative to the 2019 version was largely similar.

Brno MotoGP: Nakagami leads Mir in first practice

Takaaki Nakagami led a tight first practice for the Czceh Grand Prix by 0.011s seconds from Joan Mir, while Maverick Vinales crashed early in the MotoGP session.

Nakagami feels growing Honda support after best finish

Takaaki Nakagami says he senses Honda's support of him is growing in the wake of his best-ever MotoGP finish in the Andalusian Grand Prix.

Nakagami boosted by copying Marquez's riding style

LCR Honda MotoGP rider Takaaki Nakagami has credited copying elements of Marc Marquez's riding style and set-up for his dramatically improved form ahead of this weekend's Andalusian Grand Prix.

Nakagami undergoes successful shoulder surgery

LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami underwent surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday after cutting his MotoGP season short to deal with the injury.

Crutchlow expected more from Nakagami in 2019

Cal Crutchlow says he expected better results from his LCR Honda MotoGP teammate Takaaki Nakagami this year.

Nakagami fears tough last race with shoulder "disaster"

LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami says he fears a "tough" final MotoGP outing of the 2019 season at Motegi due to his lingering shoulder injury, which he described as a "disaster".

Crutchlow: Zarco will "do better than people expect"

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow believes his new part-time MotoGP teammate Johann Zarco will "do better than people expect" in his upcoming three-race stint.

Zarco's three-race MotoGP return announced by LCR

Johann Zarco will contest the three final races of the 2019 MotoGP season on an LCR-run Honda bike, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Wednesday.

Honda extends Nakagami deal, confirms early end to campaign

Takaaki Nakagami will remain an LCR MotoGP rider in 2020 but will skip the final three races of 2019 due to a planned shoulder surgery, Honda has announced.

Zarco set for shock MotoGP return with LCR Honda

Johann Zarco is set to replace Takaaki Nakagami at LCR Honda for the last three rounds of the 2019 MotoGP season, Motorsport.com has learned.

MotoGP riders baffled by "strange" Misano crashes

Several MotoGP riders, including Cal Crutchlow, were at a loss to explain their crashes during the San Marino Grand Prix.

"Houdini" Marquez gaining time everywhere, says Crutchlow

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow says his factory counterpart Marc Marquez is like "Houdini" in that he's "got a trick" in every aspect of the Red Bull Ring circuit.

Crutchlow says Nakagami "doesn't deserve" works Honda

Cal Crutchlow says his LCR Honda MotoGP teammate Takaaki Nakagami “doesn't deserve” parity with HRC's other factory riders next season as his results this year don't justify it.

Nakagami pushing Honda for works-spec bike next year

Takaaki Nakagami has revealed he is pushing Honda for a promotion to a current-spec bike for the 2020 MotoGP season.

Nakagami felt like his bone was "breaking in every corner"

LCR Honda MotoGP rider Takaaki Nakagami says he felt like his ankle was breaking every corner during Saturday's German Grand Prix running at the Sachsenring.

Rossi accepts blame for wiping out Nakagami

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has apologised for taking out LCR Honda's Takaaki Nakagami in the Dutch TT, the Italian admitting the crash was "my mistake".

Crutchlow “begged” Honda to let Nakagami test 2019 bike

Cal Crutchlow says he “begged” Honda to let LCR MotoGP teammate Takaaki Nakagami test the current RC213V in Barcelona to “confirm” its turning deficiency.

Nakagami: 2019 Honda 0.5s quicker in back-to-back testing

LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami was half a second quicker on the Japanese manufacturer's 2019 bike during back-to-back testing in Barcelona.

Crutchlow "not impressed" with Nakagami after Barcelona scrap

Cal Crutchlow says he was “not very impressed” with his LCR Honda MotoGP teammate Takaaki Nakagami's riding in Sunday's Catalan Grand Prix.

Nakagami explains decision to skip Suzuka 8 Hours

Factory Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami says he chose to skip the 2019 running of Suzuka 8 Hours to prioritise his burgeoning career in MotoGP.

Nakagami's 'animal' mindset key to beating Crutchlow

Takaaki Nakagami says having an ‘animal’ mindset at the start of MotoGP’s Italian Grand Prix was key to being able to beat LCR Honda teammate Cal Crutchlow.

Miller: Crash caused by "idiots waiting on the racing line"

Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller says his Mugello MotoGP practice crash was caused by “f***ing idiots waiting on the racing line”.

Nakagami needs a “few tenths” to join podium battle

LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami believes he just needs a “few tenths” to be able to fight for MotoGP podiums after a scoring his best-ever dry-weather finish.

MotoGP warned of "no finishers" as Qatar keeps start time

The opening race of the 2019 MotoGP season in Qatar will go ahead as planned, after riders were not successful in pushing through a late schedule change on safety grounds.

Nakagami: Being only rider on '18 Honda "difficult"

Jerez MotoGP test pacesetter Takaaki Nakagami admits being the only rider on a year-old Honda bike next season will be "difficult".

Crutchlow's bike a "really big improvement" for Nakagami

Takaaki Nakagami says that the 2018-spec Honda MotoGP bike used by Cal Crutchlow this season is a "really big improvement" compared to the bike he has used this year.