Ayumu makes positive start with Max Racing at Jerez test
For these first tests of the 2022 on the Andalusian track, there were not many Moto3 pilots on track. In these two days the two Max Racing riders did almost 800 km overall and both Ayumu Sasaki and John McPhee, who have previously been team mates in 2019, have been constant and competitive.
The first day of test started a little bit late, since they preferred to wait that the track would dry off completely, after the rain fell throughout the night, whereas in the second day the track was in good conditions from the beginning.
The work of the two teams was sketched up in different ways. Ayumu on the first day of test tried the Husqvarna with the 2022 configuration, whereas the second day he rode the FR 250 GP, left free by Fenati. The Japanese pilot, because of the huge experience gained on the bike of Mattighofen, with his team he explored the particular adjustment of electronics and of setup, to define the path to follow for the 2022.
Both the teams were really satisfied with the work done by the two pilots, also due to the competitiveness showed off by both Ayumu and John. The next test for the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team will be in the middle of February still on the Jerez track, when both of the pilots will have the chance to try the new 2022 Husqvarna.
“First of all I am happy to start already the 2022 season and to have the chance to know each other. In the first day of test the track condition was not amazing, but in the second day have improved and we managed to understand the bike a lot, trying everything that we needed to. For this reason I am very satisfied with the second day of test. I solved many problems that I had this year during the races . Together with the team I worked very well, not only on the bike but also on myself. Thanks to these tests I know what I have to improve and consequently what I have to focus on during the winter break. Now I can finish my 2021 season with a smile on my face and looking forward to starting the upcoming one. Overall it was a very positive test and I am truly happy.”