Row five start for Ayumu Sasaki in the #CatalanGP

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Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Ayumu Sasaki did well to lower his time in FP3 today at the Montmelo circuit. He ended up inside the top 10 and got a clean ticket to Q2. In the decisive session around lunchtime, the Japanese did his fastest laps alone and finished just 0.240 seconds behind his teammate in 14th position, which means he’ll launch off from the fifth row tomorrow at 11:20 local time for the 21 laps race in his second home.

Ayumu Sasaki

“It was a difficult Qualifying as always in Moto3. There was a group waiting, so I needed to go alone. P14 is not a fantastic position, but we did it alone, which was good. I’m not very happy with the lap time though, I think I could have done two, three tenths better, so I’m a bit disappointed about myself. Anyway, we feel strong for tomorrow, I think our race pace is good, so we need to be strong in the first laps and then fight for the podium and see where we can end up.”