Ayumu 14th in Le Mans
The French Grand Prix saw an historic Moto3 triumph for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing and John McPhee on Sunday morning, whilst teammate Ayumu Sasaki placed in the points with a 14th place finish, despite having started from the eighth row of the grid.
Despite taking off from far back on the grid, Ayumu made a great comeback to reach the points for the third time this season. The Japanese placed 14th, overcoming difficulties encountered this weekend at Le Mans. After this race, Sasaki has 14 points and occupies 18th in the Moto3 standings.
The next round for the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing riders will be the Italian GP, at Mugello from May 31st to June 2nd.
#71 Ayumu Sasaki
“It’s been a difficult weekend for me. I started badly and I didn’t have a great feeling with the bike. I have many things to improve on, both in terms of myself and the set-up, but luckily we have two days of testing in Barcelona on Tuesday and Wednesday and it is a good opportunity to fix things. We have to try to get ready for Mugello. I think we have the ability to set a good lap, but not to fight in the race yet. I will try to fix this and push to be at the front as soon as possible. Thanks to the team for working well and congratulations to John, who took the victory today.”