Tough #CatalanGP sees Ayumu finish seventeenth
In chilly conditions, Ayumu Sasaki started the ninth round of the 2020 season from 18th on the grid and managed to keep his position throughout the initial laps. Step by step he made up ground on the top, was fighting his way towards the points scoring positions and found himself in 12th at the end of the sixth lap. But from half distance the Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider couldn’t keep his strong lap times, but continued to fight for the points. He eventually saw the flag in P17.
“We were struggling a bit this weekend and tried to improve the bike. In the race, it was definitively better than in Warm Up, so I was happy with it. Yet, the speed wasn’t there this weekend. We tried our best to catch the front, but it was difficult. Also, the conditions on this track were really tricky and difficult to understand. We will take a look at our data now and try to improve in order to be stronger in Le Mans.”