Heartbreaking start to the season in Qatar for Ayumu
In Losail today, Ayumu Sasaki launched off the Qatar Grand Prix from the fifth row of the grid. He showed a great potential and was inside the top group right away, gaining more and more confidence until he even took over the lead with five laps to go. While fighting for his first ever win in the Moto3 World Championship, he unfortunately lost the front in turn two of the last lap.
“It has been a great race. I started very well and was fighting in the front all the time. My pace was strong, the team did a great job and I was able to ride fast. This track was one of the most difficult ones for us, we tried many things during the test and finally found a good setup. We were fighting there until the last lap, but I made a mistake today and crashed out. I was looking for the win, not the podium, but did one mistake in turn two and lost the front. I just want to say sorry to the team and thank you for the great job. We have next week, so I will try to come back stronger and try to get that podium in one week.”