Sixth row start for Ayumu Sasaki in Andalucia GP
Although Ayumu Sasaki missed out on a direct Q2 entry by just 0.006 seconds in FP3 this morning at Jerez ahead of tomorrow’s Andalucia GP, he displayed a fantastic performance in Qualifying one, lapping a 1:45.990 to top the session.
The fast Japanese rider couldn’t repeat this amazing time in Q2, but ended up 0.454 seconds behind his teammate to start the third race of the 2020 Moto3 World Championship season in row six tomorrow at 11:00 local time.
“FP3 didn’t go as planned today, although we had a quite decent lap time at the end. But all other riders went quite fast this morning, so we missed the opportunity to go straight to Q2. I was a bit disappointed and a bit more nervous, because I knew that I need to go to Q2. Q1 we managed to do very well, we had a great lap time in the heat. In the second Qualifying, I just didn’t do my strong lap time, as I couldn’t find the way to push. Sometimes you need a bit of luck as well, but in the end, with this heat, we could go very fast. I’m happy about today, we improved the bike a lot compared to yesterday, so I’m really confident. Finally, we gained one starting position compared to last week, I think I have a good race pace and I think I just need very good first three laps and then try to follow the front as much as possible.”