Ayumu finishes difficult Qatar race in nineteenth
Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider Ayumu Sasaki faced a difficult Moto3 race in Qatar today, building his rhythm throughout the opening round, but finding himself in P22 after the first corner. Step by step, the Japanese youngster made up positions to eventually see the chequered flag in 19th.
“It was a difficult race. We improved a lot during the weekend, but it wasn’t enough. We wanted more, to be honest. This is not a place, we want to be, but I learned so many things in this race, as during a test or practice, you normally don’t do 18 laps in a row. In the course of the event, we encountered some trouble, but we couldn’t know this before. So eventually, we did a great job, the bike was perfect. Now we learned, so for sure we can improve for the next rounds. I think we are on a good way, although I’m disappointed about the position. I’m convinced we are getting there, of course I hope that the next race will come very, very soon and we can ride in America. I will just stay motivated and be ready for the next race weekend.”