Top ten finish for Ayumu Sasaki in the San Marino GP

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After he qualified in 13th position yesterday, Ayumu Sasaki came off the line well at the start of the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini to make up two positions already on the first lap. Throughout all the race he was fighting hard inside the chasing group with championship leader Acosta and plenty of other strong contenders. He eventually crossed the line in 10th following 23 intense laps.

Ayumu Sasaki

“It wasn’t a perfect race. The pace at the front was pretty fast from the start. I tried to follow, but I had to catch up and pass a few riders. I couldn’t manage the first three laps really well, which caused me staying in the third group. On the last lap, I was in P8, had a small touch with another rider and lost this position. In the end, we finished P10. I’m disappointed because my feeling on the bike was quite good, but I didn’t manage to fight in the front. I’m not happy, but next up is America, so we have another chance, we need to focus and try to do well there.”