Ryusei Yamanaka

Blog | Ryusei Yamanaka on the pace, just off the podium in Misano

Hi everyone,

At Misano I had a good feeling from FP1. After I adjusted the settings on my bike. I feel for a good setting step by step.

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In QP I was 1st until the middle of the session. But I came back to pit looking for an even better setting to go for my best lap. But then my feeling wasn't good.

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But I still stayed out to ride on track. So I cant update my lap time. So I am 3rd position and on the front row.

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In the Race, it was difficult for me. Because I couldn't get to the top each laps due to small problem on the rear. But it overcame this problem myself.

I made a mistake when chasing the front riders in the last 2 laps. But I couldn't pass the front riders.
So the I had little gap to make up behind the top riders.

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In the last lap, I tried to over take. But I could only catch up to the front guys, No possibility to overtake the front riders.
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So I changed the strategy in my head to get 3rd position. But Carrasco trapped me, then I tried to recover in the last corner. But I couldn't recover.

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So then my position was 4th. It's a really regrettable result for me.

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So I will training a lot early when I am back in Japan.

I will try to win both race in Aragon, our last Rookies Cup event of the year.

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See you there,

Ryusei