Ayumu lines up seventh on the #SpanishGP grid

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In qualifying of the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuito de Jerez, Ayumu Sasaki finished seventh.

Tha Saturday at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit started with very good weather, as the sun marked all the sessions. The track for this reason has continued to rubberised and, thanks to the milder temperatures recorded in the morning sessions, in free practice 3 the times have dropped drastically -Even Ayumu managed to lower his time, being able to get the twelfth time.

The temperature on the ground at 13:00, start time of Q2, has risen, up to exceed 40ºC and this has made the track slower. Even in these conditions however Ayumu managed to replicate the time of free practices. In fact, on the first lap, he got the time of 1’46.328, while on the next lap he managed to reduce a little bit his time, getting 1’46.312. With this performance, the Japanese rider has a delay from poleman I. Guevara of 0.432 s.

“Qualifying was a little bit difficult, but we managed to finish in P7. In Jerez, the gaps between riders are very close, so it is always very difficult to make a perfect lap. In the qualifying as well, I did not perform a perfect lap, but I made a quite good one , so I am happy about that. Our race pace is very good, we have to keep being positive, and hopefully tomorrow we can fight for great positions.”