Ayumu finishes successful Portimao test

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The last official preseason tests have concluded in Portimao. These have been three very intense days, in which Ayumu Sasaki and John McPhee did a very profitable job. In fact, in addition to continuing their harmony with their respective teams, they experimented with new setups for their Husqvarna.

Ayumu and his crew chief Martinelli made comparisons between different suspension and electronics setups, to adapt the new FR 250 GP to their driving needs.

Both Ayumu and John, having finished their work prematurely, like most of the drivers of the grid, preferred not to take part in the last session yesterday.

Coming to the results, Ayumu ended the tests with a best lap of 1’47.553 and in the combined of the last day of practice he is in fourth position, with a gap from the leader of 0.563 s. He completed 38 laps, getting his best time in the second session today.

“I am very happy about how the test went. On the first few days we focussed a lot on the setup, trying to look for a good lap time and I think our base is very good. I never felt so good on a bike, which is very positive and yeah, I have big confidence going to Qatar. Compared to last year I think I prepared myself very well during the winter, because I did not go home and sand I stopped in Spain training hard. This it payed off. These three days i know that I am very competitive, so that is very good. Now I just can’t wait to ride in Qatar and I hope on Sunday we can finish very well.”