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'Stupid mistake' denies Takaaki Nakagami 'easy' podium

Takaaki Nakagami may have finished a distant 17th at Sunday's COTA MotoGP, but the LCR Honda rider is sure a debut podium slipped away when he fell on the second lap. Crash MotoGP Podcast - Click here to listen to Keith Huewen, Harry Benjamin and our own Pete McLaren talk MotoGP Nakagami crossed the line 35-seconds behind race winner Marc Marquez, but lost 32 of those seconds when he dropped his RCV on the Turn 12 bumps. His best lap, on 14 of 20, was also quicker than everyone but Marquez. The Japanese admits his pace might have been slightly slower had he been battling with riders at the front. But even so, third place Francesco Bagnaia was 8.5s behind Marquez at the chequered flag,...
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