Heavy rain makes for difficult opening day at Portimao
On this first day of testing the weather conditions on the Algarve were very severe and created many problems, especially due to the strong wind. During free practice 2, eight minutes from the end, the red flag was displayed, to allow the stewards to recover many advertising panels that have literally flown on the track.
Ayumu got good times in the first session, at the end of which he ran into a harmless slip. In the second session he managed to lower his time by almost half a second, managing to get the twelfth position in the combined classification. His best lap was 2’03.456, delayed by the leader of the combined free prectice M. Aji by 0.965 seconds.
AYUMU SASAKI :
“I am happy about today. There were some very difficult conditions because of the wet track and the strong wind, but we managed to go quite fast. We are in Q2 at the moment. I found a good set-up on the wet compared to last time in Indonesia, so I am happy about that as well. Hopefully tomorrow is going to be better and we can do some good qualifying.”