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Nakagami: ‘I couldn’t control my mentality’ due to front-running pressure

Takaaki Nakagami reckons that he has a “bright future” in MotoGP if he can learn to better deal with front-running pressure after crashing early from the Alcaniz Grand Prix. Having dominated the second Motorland Aragon event-culminating in a debut premier class pole position-Nakagami found himself as favourite for victory in Sunday’s 23-lap contest, though despite holding the lead off the start disaster struck just five corners in as he tucked the front of his Honda and slid out.   The Japanese ace admitted post-race that the added pressure of potentially becoming the first rider from his nation to win in MotoGP since 2004 played on his mind, leading to him “pushing too...
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