Jason Dupasquier and Ryusei Yamanaka finished 7th and 10th in thrilling Moto3 race
The circuit of Jerez de la Frontera- Angel Nieto was the theater of the fourth seasonal round of Moto3 World Championship. On the Spanish track Carxpert PrüstelGP was able to reach an incredible top-10 with both riders, with the satisfaction of the whole team.
Jason Dupasquier and Ryusei Yamanaka had a very positive start of the weekend on Friday. Both riders had immediately a good feeling with their bike and finished the first day of free practice in top-10. Dupasquier missed the top-3 for only one tenths.
The Saturday of CarXpert PrüstelGP was unfortunately not as positive as the previous day. Ryusei Yamanaka missed the Q2 for only 7 tenths and classified as 19th for Sunday´s race. Unfortunately, he got a penalization who forced him to a long lap in the race.
Jason Dupasquier, after the brilliant start on Friday couldn´t express his real potential on Saturday qualifying session. Despite the bad luck, his 14th place in Q2 allowed him to start from the 5th row of the grid.
But as Jason and Ryusei have been proved in the next few rounds, race day is unpredictable. Ryusei Yamanaka had to do a long lap penalty due at the beginning of the race, but he kept focused and was able to rejoin the group. Once again he proved his best on race day, with a great performance that guaranteed him the 10th place on the finish line.
Jason Dupasquier pushed hard already starting from the first laps and kept constantly the pace of the top-10. The Swiss rider kept a cool head and in the last laps was able to fight in the top group. He finished the race as 7th, achieving his best result in career.
The next appointment for PrüstelGP will be in one week in Le Mans for a very special round. Together with Moto3 World Championship, the French track will host also the two inaugural rounds of Northern Talent Cup, where the team competes with Dustin Schneider and Noel Willemsen.
Jason Dupasquier #50, P7
We started the weekend very well, I felt a great improvement both on the bike and myself. I was very motivated as I´ve had a good rhythm starting from Friday. Yesterday the laptime in qualifying was good but not enough for the first two rows as I was hoping. But 14th place as starting position was positive. I felt ready for the race, I was calm and motivated. The goal was to be in the front group. I pushed hard for the whole race and we finished 7th . I am very satisfied with the job we have done. In Le Mans, more!
Ryusei Yamanaka #6, P10
We started the weekend with a great feeling with the bike, achieving a fast lap time in FP2. But on Saturday morning I was not able to improve as much as I wanted, and I had to pass through Q1. It was a difficult session, and unfortunately, we missed Q2 by only 7 tenths. I started the race from P19, and then I had a long lap penalty. I lost some positions, but I kept focused and I was able to make up some ground. I couldn´t push as much as I want but finally, we finished P10 so it´s a good result. We got some important points, and I am satisfied with my performance. I want to thank the team. For sure in Le Mans we will improve further!
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