The Yoshmimura Suzuki team ended the second lap of yesterday’s 40th Suzuki Eight-Hours in last position after Takuya came together with another rider and went down at the hairpin.
I think it is a bit sad that we had a fall but there was a lot of pressure with this race. And I understand, you know, it’s easy to make mistakes with so much responsibility. So, I am not angry or upset with Takuya, but upset for the situation.
Anyway, we went from the back all the way to seventh, so this is a good education for all the spectators and Suzuki fans to see the potential of the team and bike is still strong. I am sure we did not get the race and the position we wanted, but if you look at the position we came back to, it is really strong. For this, I am happy.