Ayumu back testing at the Losail International Circuit
One week ahead of the official start of Red Bull KTM Tech3’s first Moto3 World Championship season, the field was back on track in Qatar today for the first of three official days of testing. Thereby, Ayumu Sasaki was working to adapt his riding style to his new KTM machine at the circuit, which will host the first round in 2020, marking a 2:07.544 as his fastest lap.
“I was riding the KTM bike for the first time on a different track than Jerez and didn’t know how it’s going to be. I started quite slowly, this track is completely different, it’s faster and automatically the speed is much higher, so I tried to adapt to this with the bike and my riding style. In the end, we managed to be P17, which is not too bad for the first day. We still have room to improve, I just need to check the data now and hopefully we can go faster tomorrow.”