Takaaki Nakagami will miss this week’s Thailand GP in Buriram and will be replaced on the LCR Honda by HRC tester Tetsuta Nagashima.
After Sunday’s Motegi race, Takaaki Nakagami consulted with a specialist in Japan, and after a scan on Tuesday morning was diagnosed with a torn tendon in his little finger. Nakagami will undergo further surgery on Friday and hopes to return for the Australian GP, pending further evaluation.
“First of all, I wish Taka well and I hope that he can come back as soon as possible – said Nagashima - I will try to do my best in his place for the LCR team and I will try to enjoy the racing. I’m looking forward to this weekend’s event. I really had a lot of fun at the Japanese GP, and I learned quite a lot. So, this weekend, I want to continue to do the same because I still have to learn a lot of things with the MotoGP bike.”