Moto3 2024
Round 4

Bad luck for Furusato and Buasri on a rainy Saturday in Jerez

es Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto
Bad luck for Furusato and Buasri on a rainy Saturday in Jerez

The Honda Team Asia Moto3 riders finished their final day of on-track activities before tomorrow's race at the Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto. The day began with unexpected heavy rain in Jerez lasting until midday. This made track conditions challenging, and during the qualifying session, riders faced some unfortunate actions. As a result, Taiyo Furusato will start tomorrow's race from 21st position, while Tatchakorn Buasri will start from 25th position.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
Honda Team Asia
Today was a tough Qualifying day for us here in Jerez. We faced unexpected rain during the morning practice session, but it gave us a chance to test the Pirelli tires in wet conditions for the first time. Despite the challenges, the sensations were good.

As Qualifying 1 approached in the midday, the track began to dry up, but the morning rain had left its mark, making the track conditions uncertain. Our riders had to carefully navigate to find the best racing line. Taiyo Furusato was showing promising pace during his time attack lap, but encountered traffic towards the end, which prevented him from advancing to Qualifying 2.

Similarly, Tatchakorn Buasri was making progress throughout the session, but unfortunately, he hit some wet patches in the final lap, causing him to lose control in the front and crash. Thankfully, rider is okay without injury. Now the rider faces a big challenge for tomorrow that it’s to closing the gap with the riders in front of him on the grid.
Looking forward to tomorrow's race, we remain confident that both riders can regroup, improve their positions, and put up a strong performance on the track. 

Taiyo Furusato
Taiyo Furusato 72
Honda Team Asia
I'm feeling quite disappointed with today's qualifying session here in Jerez. I truly believed that I had the potential to make it to Qualifying 2. Unfortunately, my best lap was affected by another rider ahead of me who was going slower in the racing line.

It's frustrating to have missed out on the opportunity but complain now about it won't change the outcome. These things happen in racing, and now it's time to shift our focus forward. We can't change the past, but we can control how we approach tomorrow's race.

I have full confidence in my team, and together, we'll work hard to improve the bike's performance and my feeling on the track. We're determined to put our best effort and aim for a strong performance tomorrow in Spain. 

Tatchakorn Buasri
Tatchakorn Buasri 5
Honda Team Asia
Today it was a bittersweet Saturday of qualifying at the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto. In the morning's Practice 2, I felt good with the bike. The team had made some adjustments, and it improved the bike's setup, which boosted my confidence in my riding.

Despite the challenge of rain during the morning session, I pushed hard, and the feedback was positive. I carried that confidence into Qualifying, but unfortunately, I had a crash. It wasn't a serious one, thankfully, and I'm okay physically, but I feel disappointed for the team.

Looking ahead to tomorrow, my goal is to stay closer to the front group and get involved in the battle for points. With the support of the team, I'm determined to have a good race. 

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