Ayumu takes pole position for the #DutchGP at Assen
Ayumu, in the second qualifying session after returning from his injury last weekend, won the first Pole Position on Husvqvarna.
It’s a great result for Ayumu, who has managed the forces since the first sessions of Friday and when he had to push showed all his speed. In fact, Ayumu yesterday with wet track took no risks and especially in the first session he was rather cautious, also in anticipation of the fact that today the weather would be better. This morning in free practice 3, held with a dry track, he got the sixth position.
His result could have been better, if he had not met in the fourth sector a yellow flag, because of which he was canceled his best time. Ayumu still gained direct access to qualifying 2. Qualifying also took place on a dry track, while temperatures rose a few degrees from the morning. On the fifth of the six laps completed and with a used tyre, the Japanese rider got the time of 1’41.296, very close to the All-Time Lap Record. Ayumu’s last pole before this one was at the 2019 German Grand Prix.
AYUMU SASAKI :
“I am happy with the pole position. It has been a long time since I had a pole, so I am very happy. I felt good on the bike, we had a great pace, and I also felt better in regard to my injury, mainly because this track has mainly right-side corners. I just can’t wait for tomorrow and hopefully we can have a great race before the summer break.”