Ayumu Sasaki lines up eighth on the Jerez #SpanishGP grid

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Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Ayumu Sasaki delivered an uphill weekend at the sunny Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto. After concluding the Free Practice sessions in P13 overall, he went straight to Q2 and thereby, with the slipstream of his teammate, the Japanese managed to clock the eighth fastest time of the field.

Ayumu Sasaki

“Today has been an ok day. We finished P8, which is quite good. For the race, everybody will be quite fast here, so it’s going to be a tough battle. I have a few things still to improve, so I need to work on that. I’m quite happy with the position, but with my feeling, I think I need another step for the race. We are almost ready, there are still a few places to improve. We just need to focus on the Warm Up tomorrow, which will be very early and pretty cold. The bike is improving every day, so I guess we can do that final step tomorrow. My target was to be in the first three rows, so I’m happy.”