Ayumu Sasaki has best Qualifying performance in 2020 in #AlcanizGP
With a stunning time of 1:57.709 Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Ayumu Sasaki secured his best starting position in 2020 so far with sixth at the MotorLand Aragón circuit today. The Japanese was already sixth fastest in this mornings’ FP3, although he was suspended from the final 15 minutes of the session due to slow riding last weekend. He managed to improve his personal best from this morning again by 0.106 in Q2 and will start from the second row tomorrow.
“It was not an easy Qualifying, but we managed it quite good today with finishing in P6. After we tried a new setup yesterday, it started to work this morning. We went straight to Q2, although we had the penalty. I feel more confident. To be honest, I was not in a perfect place on my fastest lap in Qualifying, but I knew I had only one lap left, so I just pushed. I think we had more margin and we could have been even quicker, but I didn’t take the risk, which I’m a bit disappointed about. But compared to yesterday we improved a lot and compared to last week I think we are very strong in terms of race pace. I think to start from P6 is a great opportunity and we will try to fight close to the front all the race tomorrow.”