Round 6 of All Japan Motocross Championship took place at Meihan Sports Land in Nara Prefecture.
From team Bells Racing / SoCal MXTF, Yohei Kojima’s home grand prix had started.
The IA-1 Class qualifying race format will be a 10 minute + 1 lap race. The starting position for tomorrow’s race will be decided from the result of this race. Therefore, today’s qualifying race is a very important factor for riders.
Kojima made a good start from the beginning and comes 3rd – 4th place on turn one and moves his position up to 2nd by turn 2 and completes his first lap in 2nd position.
From there, Kojima pushed his way through the race however, as a result, he finishes the qualifying race in 4th position overall.
The goal for tomorrow will of course be in the podium and show the fans and supporters visited a very good show. The team and the rider will be as one to fight for tomorrow’s intense race.
“All Japan Motocross Championship Round 6 “Kinki Tournament” at Meihan Sports Land had begun and today was the qualifying race day. Being our home race, many fans and supporters visited the circuit already from Saturday and I am very pleased for this weekend.
On today’s 10-minute qualifying race, I had a good start and made my way through up to 2nd by turn 2. I tried my best to keep the position however, I had ended the race in 4th position. We are in a very good condition however, the factory riders in front of me had even a better condition. Therefore, us privateers are in a difficult position however, even in this type of situation I will do my best and try to get a good result back to the team and the fans for this home event.
Obviously, our main goal for tomorrow will be finishing in the podium spot however, at the same time I would like to concentrate on my riding and be consistent in both heats and hope to have a good result back to the team.
Thank you to all of the fans and supporters. Please visit the circuit and look forward for my race tomorrow. Thank you.”
There will be 2 heats held for tomorrow’s race.
Heat 1 will start at 11:00a.m. and heat 2 will start at 14:40p.m. in the afternoon.
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