Jason Dupasquier and Ryusei Yamanaka are motivated for the first European round
After two promising races in Qatar, Jason Dupasquier and Ryusei Yamanaka come back to Europe full of motivation for the third round of the season. Portimao, has been recently added to the 2021 calendar as replacement of Austin and Argentina.
The circuit in the South of Portugal, with a length of 4,5 km the track counts 9 right and 6 left corners. This new entry in the calendar seems to be very appreciated by all the riders, who call it “rollercoaster” for all his uphills and downhills.
Jason Dupasquier gets back on track full of motivation. After achieving his first world championship points in career in the first Qatar round, he proved again himself in the Doha GP. He´s now 12th in the championship standing and he´s confident to improve further also this weekend.
Ryusei Yamanaka, who got his best result in career in Doha GP finishing 8th, had already the chance to try his KTM bike in Portimao in November for his first test with Carxpert PrüstelGP. The Japanese rider is already focused on the race weekend, with the goal of improving in qualifying, to get a better grid position.
It will be a very busy weekend for PrüstelGP. Besides the Moto3 World Championship riders, Freddie Heinrich will be in Portimao to make his debut as Red Bull Rookies Cup rider. At the same time, on 17th and 18th April, Dustin Schneider and Noel Willemsen will start their NTC season, with the first official test in Oschersleben.
Jason Dupasquier #50
I am very exciting to race in Portimao! It´s my home GP as I am half Portuguese. I am training hard to be ready for the weekend, I am confident for the race. Hopefully the weather will be good, even if I am ready to ride both on dry and wet conditions. It´s a very nice track, a rollercoaster like everybody calls it. But it´s also difficult and very fast, with all his ups and downs. The goal is starting to push from the beginning of the weekend. We clearly made a step forward compared to last year, and I know we can do well also this weekend. I have full confidence in my team and I feel motivated to get a good result in my home GP!
Ryusei Yamanaka #6
I had a short break after Qatar, and now I am ready to be back on track! It´s important to start well already from the FP1. Last November I had my first test with the team here and I have very nice memories. In Qatar we worked already well and now we have to continue in the same path. My first goal for the weekend is to enter directly into Q2 and then do my best also in the race!
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