Hugely disappointing DNF ends encouraging and positive Qatar race
Due to a series of penalties inflicted on various grid drivers, Ayumu Sasaki started the Qatar GP from pole.
Ayumu started like a lightning and with fast race pace, tenth after tenth he accumulated a great advantage over the group of pursuers. In fact he crossed the finish line on lap 10 with about 3.5 seconds on the nearest pursuer. Unfortunately, during the eleventh lap, following a violent high side, the fairing on the left side was detached.
Because of this Ayumu began to lose ground and the group of pursuers reached him. Unfortunately driving with the bike in those conditions would not have been possible, so Ayumu had to retire. After all the misfortunes happened to our rider during the weekend, It is a pity a similar epilogue, and the bitterness in the mouth increases, taking into account the superiority displayed in the race.
AYUMU SASAKI :
“I am very disappointed. the team did a fantastic job and I did a great job, I felt good on the bike and I was enjoying all the moments until lap 9. The first ten laps went so quick, I was living the dream, because riding 1st in the gp is always a good feeling. I was steady, calm, but we had some issues with the bike, but that was no one’s fault. It was one unlucky thing that happened to us.This week maybe we had some bad luck because it happened already on friday, but that had also nothing to do with us and the team. I feel sorry for the team, as well for myself. We did a fantastic job I think. We can’t say it, but I think we were winning the race, so that’s a positive mindset, we have 20 races to go, and we