It was a great weekend in Jerez for the first race of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.
I had a quite good felling from the beginning of practice and no rush and I could keep riding with my pace to QP.
In QP, I tried to find a place to attack the chance but it was very difficult because of much traffic. I could attack just for 3-4 laps.
In the end I finished with 2nd position.
I had a bit of a problem when I braked hard. It was difficult to pass the other riders so I just keep staying in the front group and looking for the chance until the last lap.. . Overall I finished 2nd and I was happy.
The problem I had in Race 1 was gone and I tried pushing hard to escape from first group when I was in front but it wasn't as easy as I thought. I was only focussed ahead and stayed in the group until the last lap.
In the last lap Viu overtook me in the middle of the track and I dropped to 2nd position. I tried to stay very close to him and looked for the chance where I could get past him again.
Finally I succeeded in passing him at the last corner and ran away to the line.
I can't tell you what I feel, after I won but totally I was really happy with this results and it made a good start to this season. Great for the championship.
Thanks to all of the team crew, fans and family. I'm sure I will do the best at the next race at Assen in the Netherlands.
Can't wait for the next races!
Ayumu Sasaki 佐々木歩夢