08 April 2022 – Circuit Of The Americas – United States
Free Practice 2 closed the schedule for this first day of the Grand Prix of the Americas. Sun and very low humidity marked the course of the session, with 25 ºC in the air and 44 ºC on the ground.
Fifteenth place for Ayumu in the morning session, when he dedicated himself to improve the setup ahead of the race, while in free practice 2 he got the 10th time. 2’16.538 is the best lap for Ayumu, obtained at the last of the twelve laps completed. For our driver, a gap from the leader of the combined Friday D. Foggia of 1.098 s.
David, for the first time on the Circuit of the Americas, started on Friday with circumspection and, without making any mistake, in the second session he improved his time considerably. In the combined standings he has a delay from the leader of 1.870 s. 2’17.310 is the best lap, which David got at the penultimate of the fourteen laps completed, twentieth in the combined
We leave you to the words of Ayumu, David and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.
AYUMU SASAKI : “It was a good first day in which I learned a lot. In truth today did not go as we had hoped, but we know where we can improve tomorrow. We are in P10, but I think we can achieve much more. Tomorrow morning I will try to improve, to then go to Q2 and try to start from a good place.”
DAVID SALVADOR : “I am very happy about this first day. My goal is to get better gradually this weekend. In free practice 1 I got on the bike for the first time and I’m happy to have done a great step between the first and the second session. In the afternoon we will work on the bike, with the intent to make a further step. I am very happy to race on this track, which is incredibly beautiful.”
MAX BIAGGI – TEAM OWNER : “A good start here in Texas, where Ayumu got tenth place. In the morning Ayumu dedicated himself to the setting of the bike, trying to improve his feeling on a complex circuit like the COTA. I’m also satisfied with David who, despite never having seen this circuit, has behaved rather well, managing to get the twentieth position. Tomorrow, we have to improve our performance, in order to be able to confirm ourselves in the leading positions since qualifying.”
Results Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas 2022 – Combined FP1 – FP2
1. Dennis FOGGIA (Honda) 2’15.440, 10. Ayumu SASAKI (Husqvarna) 2’16.538, 20. David SALVADOR (Husqvarna) 2’17.310.