Ayumu Sasaki on the podium in the Aragon GP
Ayumu Sasaki claimed a fantastic third place at the Gran Premio de Aragón today.
Ayumu had a long way ahead after starting from 16th on the grid. On the third lap he already found himself in 11th and made up one position by another to be well placed in seventh around half way through the race. The Japanese resisted his contenders, grit his teeth to stay upright in a final strong battle and finally came home in third, which means his first rostrum in 2021.
“This week we started with a difficult feeling, but together with the team, we worked hard. Yesterday was not fantastic as well to finish in P16. This morning, we found some small places, where we could improve and in the race I just focused on the front, trying to pass one by one. We were strong, I was strong in my head and didn’t give up. We finished on the podium. We have been waiting for this quite a while this year with my injury and all that stuff going on. It has been difficult and it’s not the season I was hoping for. The third position is good, but it’s not the win. Now we have five races left, in which we can improve and get stronger. We will try to do some more great results.”