Ayumu finishes the #AustralianGP in fourth place
The weekend at the Phillip Island Circuit ended with a good team result for the Max Sterilgarda outfit, as Ayumu Sasaki took fourth place, with the second fastest lap of the race.
Ayumu after getting the measure of the track, still wet in some points, began to push and at the beginning of the third lap, with a big overtaking at the last corner, he led the race. Soon with the passing of the laps two small groups were created. The leading group including Ayumu with a great pace increased its advantage. Numerous changes in front seen during the 23 laps of the race, with very spectacular overtakings. In different situations Ayumu led the race and showed great speed, obtaining on lap 10 an excellent 1’36.923. He started the penultimate lap in first position and in the next two laps, the numerous overtakings that followed, relegated him to fourth position, just over half a second from the podium.
AYUMU SASAKI :
“It was a crazy difficult race. It started with a half wet track. So in the first 10 laps we kept it steady, but then the front guys could start to push, so I started pushing as well. Three other riders were in a good pace, so finally we could make a small group, which was great. Then, after that we had an incredible fight in the last 7 laps, and unfortunately I ended up 4th. This is a little disappointing because I could be on the podium, but I gave my best. The position could change in every lap, so it was difficult, but I am still satisfied with the weekend. We were strong and fast, so we take that as a positive and I just look forward for the next race in Malaysia.”