Ayumu closes tough #CzechGP weekend with 20th position
The Czech Grand Prix saw the Red Bull KTM Tech3 duo fighting for points today in the Czech GP, held at the iconic Brno circuit.
Ayumu Sasaki faced a tough challenge to catch up from P28 on the starting grid. With strong times on the first laps, the Japanese managed to get up to 23rd at half time, improving further to eventually see the flag in 20th position.
“Overall we had a quite difficult weekend. After we finished well in FP1, but in FP2 I crashed out after just a few laps and later, we lost the rhythm and important track time. Our Qualifying strategy wasn’t working out, so now we have to improve. Our race pace was not so bad. I still didn’t feel great with the bike, but I tried to give everything I can and we ended up inside the second group. At the end, I was battling one rider and we lost the contact to the group on the final laps, but we were there and I think that was important. We learned a lot this weekend, we have Austria coming up straight away. I’m sure we can do better and I hope I can deliver two better races at the Red Bull Ring.”