Ayumu finishes an excellent P4 in the #AmericasGP
The race of Ayumu Sasaki at Sunday’s Grand Prix of The Americas at COTA was a succession of emotions. Ayumu started from the ninth box, and already during the second lap he moved into sixth position. From there on with a big step he approached the leading group. It was his second fastest lap of the race, obtained on the fifth lap, thanks to which he joined the group of the first three.
The rest of the race was a continuous succession of overtaking and Ayumu showed a great solidity, with deep braking and overtaking in all conditions. Ayumu made an astonishing overtaking of two riders on lap 16, in the eighth corner. With this fourth place, Ayumu rises in the world ranking to the eighth place.
AYUMU SASAKI :
“I am happy to finish the race in P4. We were again very competitive. I am happy because this week we started off the weekend with a little bit more difficulties, compared to the first three rounds, but we kept walking and we kept believing. The team did a fantastic job! Lele our crew chief did an amazing job and today my bike was in the best possible condition. I had one issue that we then fixed, but the bike is never perfect and today, with this windy conditions, I think my bike was very competitive. I am very happy, just a little disappointed that I missed the podium. Of course as a rider the podium is what you are looking for always, so I am a little bit disappointed, but from a difficult weekend we managed to finish in P4, which is a very very good thing. Now we are going to Portimao, where we were very fast in the test, so we will try again and come back even stronger in the next race.”