Solid start to Catalan GP weekend for Ayumu Sasaki
Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Ayumu Sasaki delivered a strong start to his second home Grand Prix in Barcelona, finishing Friday inside the top 5. The current third placed rider in the Moto3 World Championship was missing out on the top by less than half a second and improved his pace from FP1 to FP2 by 1.145 seconds.
“It was a good day. I came back quite strong after a hard weekend. My foot is not 100%, but I managed to ride very calm. Especially today, is a very happy day considering all the other Fridays. I could make the lap time by myself, I was mentally very strong, so I’m a bit proud of myself, also to finish P5 in the end. Difficult things make me strong. We had a good start into this weekend. Tomorrow we have some places, we can improve, but at the moment, we are in a good position. I just need to focus on tomorrow and Sunday and I’m sure if we can keep this line, we can finish the race very strong.”