Ayumu qualifies fourth for home race at Motegi
The weather forecast in Japan is hardly wrong and, as expected, this morning the rain welcomed teams and riders on the Twin Ring of Motegi. As we said free practice 2 was held with a wet track, so the session was useful to get familiar with this new condition, but the times were not relevant for entry into the second qualifying session. Thanks to his excellent times obtained yesterday, Ayumu gained direct access to qualifying 2.
Ayumu was ranked fourteenth in free practice 2, with the time of 2’11.074.
Qualifying also took place on a wet track, as during the morning the rain continued to wet the track. It must be said that the track conditions definitely worsened, compared to the morning and this has prevented all the riders to repeat the times of free practice 2.
Ayumu gradually increased his pace, obtaining in the last of the seven laps completed the time of 2’11.942. Thanks to this performance, tomorrow he will start from the fourth position on the grid.
AYUMU SASAKI :
“Today was a good day.and I’m happy that I finished qualifying in fourth position. I improved on the wet condition, which is very important, But tomorrow it looks like the race will be held on a dry track. We have a very good pace on dry. Tomorrow we need a smooth start and then I will try to read the race and fight for the win in my home race.”