Solid start to #PortugueseGP weekend for Ayumu Sasaki
Red Bull KTM Tech3 duo experienced a sunny opening day at the Autodormo Internacional do Algarve. Although he circuit is new to everyone, Ayumu Sasaki improved his pace by 1.404 seconds from Free Practice one to Free Practice two. After he ended up n P22 in the first session, the Japanese upgraded his position in FP2 to finish in 17th, missing out on the top 14 f 0.122 seconds, a tiny margin he aims to close in FP3 tomorrow morning at 9:00 local time (10:00 CET).
“It was a good first day. I improved a lot during the day. In the last minutes of FP2, I could do two lap times, which were quite good. We couldn’t do a very good time, but I think I’m capable to do it, if I’m in the correct place and have a good slipstream. Overall, I’m happy about today. We are 17th in the rankings, but we took many positives today. I’m looking forward to tomorrow now, we still need to work on a few things, but we are on a good way.”