Tomoyoshi Koyama and Team JiR garnered more valuable data and information when they finished today’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Japanese rider completed all 19 laps on his NH6-chassied Team JiR Moto2 machine in a race held in hot and humid conditions which affected both the riders and the grip levels on the track. The team now has some much-needed time off as the final round of the 2014 Moto2 World Championship takes place at Valencia in two weeks time.
In the race itself, Esteve Rabat took third place to win the 2014 Moto2 Championship. Race winner was Spain’s Maverick Vinales with Finland’s Mika Kallio in third.
Tomoyoshi Koyama, Teluru team JiR Webike’s rider. Best lap time 2m 10.586s
“The race was very difficult as high temperature and humidity affected all of us riders. We had a different feeling with the bike from yesterday to today – perhaps because of the temperature out there. We didn’t have as much confidence with the bike as we did yesterday I think. This added to the difficulty of the race and made it difficult for us to keep a consistent pace. Thankfully we were able to finish the race and get more valuable data for our technicians and engineers. I’d like to thank Team JiR for the opportunity to have been able to join the team and race.”
Grand Prix of Malaysia, Sepang race results
1: Maverick VINALES – 40’46.754
2: Mika KALLIO - + 2.694s
3: Esteve RABAT - +8.054s
4: Johann ZARCO - + 10.590s
5: Dominique AEGERTER - + 10.663s
23: Tomoyoshi KOYAMA - + 1’03.331s
World Championship standings after Malaysian round
1: Esteve RABAT – 326 (Champion)
2: Mika KALLIO – 289
3: Maverick VINALES – 274
4: Thomas LUTHI – 169
5: Dominique AEGERTER – 162