Superb second for Ayumu Sasaki in the #AlcanizGP
In an incredible tight second Moto3 World Championship race at the MotorLand Aragón circuit, Ayumu Sasaki came out strong second after a breathtaking fight at the front.
With a strong start, Ayumu placed himself immediately inside the front group, fight for top positions from the word go. With all the passes he even went back to ninth with four laps to go, but showed an unbelievable comeback in the final laps to eventually score his first ever World Championship podium in second and the first Moto3 podium for Red Bull KTM Tech3, just 0.051 seconds behind the race winner.
“My first four years have been really tough and now I’m here on the podium. The start of this season was not easy, I had some bad luck as well, but I started to understand what I need to improve and then it came. I knew that I will be strong in this race, I was focusing on the last laps. I’m really happy, although you always want a bit more and we were so close to win. We have three races left, which means we can still improve. I want to say thank you to all the people who support me and keep believing in me, even in tough times. Now we arrived here and I know I just need to continue with this performance in order to fight for the Championship next year.”