Five fantastic points for Ayumu in the Spanish GP
Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider Ayumu Sasaki and his teammate Deniz Öncü displayed a fine performance during the second race of the 2020 Moto3 World Championship season at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España.
The youngsters were working together throughout the 22 scorching laps, after they lost a bit of ground to the top group in the first part of the race. In a great way, they managed to catch up again, doing consistent strong lap times until eventually reached the points scoring positions.
Ayumu did well to get closer and closer to the front and finally saw the chequered flag in 11th position, which means he scored his first five points of the year.
“In the race today, we chose the hard tyre again and I think it was a great idea. The team did a fantastic job. In Warm Up we were quite good, but we had a small issue to work on and we managed to improve it. In the beginning of the race, it was difficult to push, because many riders had soft tyres and they were trying so hard, so I stayed calm, knowing that I can come back towards the end. In the middle of the race, I started to feel better and was catching the front. At the same time, I hit some traffic, so I couldn’t completely come back to the top. We finished P11, which is not so bad and it’s the first week in Jerez, so we have a second week to improve. At the moment, the bike is working really well. I just need to have a decent qualifying next weekend in order to have an even better race.”