07 April 2022 – Circuit Of The Americas – United States
We experienced an Argentine Grand Prix full of emotions. The second place in the qualifying and the third place in the race, won by Ayumu, after an incredible comeback from the eighteenth place, represent a nice injection of confidence, in anticipation of the Grand Prix that will be held this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.
Ayumu on the Termas de Rio Hondo made a perfect race and after the long lap penalty he climbed with a big pace, until he reached the leading group. Two corners from the end he made the decisive overtaking, which allowed him to get the podium. Ayumu conquers its first points of this 2022 and he is projected in eleventh position in the championship standings.
Also for the Grand Prix of the Americas we must unfortunately announce the absence of John. The recovery is progressing for the best and the fracture to the two vertebrae is being resolved, but it still takes some time for the healing to complete. John is expected to participate in the Portuguese Grand Prix, which will take place on the 24th of April.
For the Grand Prix of the Americas, we welcome David Salvador. Born in 2003, David is originally from Madrid and this year he will race in the FIM CEV Junior in Moto3 with Husqvarna. David took part in the 2018 European Talent Cup, where he finished the race third. In 2019 he joined the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, where he scored a victory and finished fourth in the championship. In the same year he took part in the FIM CEV Repsol in Moto3, finishing the championship in fourteenth place. In 2020, he competed in both championships, finishing sixth in both the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3. In 2021 he took part in the FIM CEV Repsol in Moto3, obtaining a second and a third place and finishing fifth in the championship standings. In the same year he took part in the two races of the Moto3 World Championship, which were held at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Following the words of the protagonists of this weekend.
AYUMU SASAKI : “I am very excited to start the American Grand Prix. Obviously Argentina’s Grand Prix have been really good for our team. We finished on the podium, and we want to keep the momentum going. I like this track and it is one of the unique and difficult ones and I just can’t wait to ride and try again and fight for the podium again.”
MAX BIAGGI – TEAM OWNER : “Let’s put aside the joy we experienced in Argentina with the podium of Ayumu. The world ranking is still short and now we have to attack in order to be able to climb up and reach the positions that matter. The track has been paved in part and we will see how this will affect the performance. We welcome David Salvador, who will replace John for this race, who should be able to recover for the Portuguese Grand Prix.”
The Moto3 race that took place last year on the Circuit of the Americas had a disastrous epilogue, with the dangerous carambola that saw various drivers involved. The race was suspended prematurely and saw the victory of I. Guevara, who preceded D. Foggia and our John. J. Masia took the pole, with a time of 2’15.986 and an average of 145.9 Km/h.
In 2017 A. Canet, our former rider, obtained the Best Pole, which also represents the All Time Lap Record, with a time of 2’14.644 and an average of 147.4 km/h. Aron also achieved the Best Race Lap in the same year, with a time of 2’15.583, at an average of 146.3 km/h. The Top Speed was obtained in 2019 by D. Foggia, who achieved the speed of 240.1 km/h.
Schedule – Local Time (GMT -5)
Here is the schedule of this weekend to watch the Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Racing.
Thursday 07 April
12:00 – Press Conference
Friday 08 April
10:55 – 11:35 – FP1 Moto3
15:10 – 15:50 – FP2 Moto3
Saturday 09 April
10:55 – 11:35 – FP3 Moto3
15:10 – 15:25 – Q1 Moto3
15:35 – 15:50 – Q2 Moto3
Sunday 10 April
10:10 – 10:20 – Warm-Up Moto3
14:30 – Race Moto3