Moto3 2024
Round 5

Tough Saturday at Le Mans for Furusato and Buasri

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The Moto3 riders from the Honda Team Asia finished the qualifying day at the Le Mans circuit.

Tough Saturday at Le Mans for Furusato and Buasri

Taiyo Furusato from Japan had a good start, making it to Q2 directly. However, he struggled to find place during the qualifying session, affecting his performance. As a result, he couldn't achieve his desired lap time. Meanwhile, Tatchakorn Buasri from Thailand even he’s getting closer to the riders in front of him, he will start 26th on the grid for tomorrow's race.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
Honda Team Asia
On the second day of racing at Le Mans, both our riders showed improvement compared to yesterday. Taiyo Furusato had a good morning practice session and he  made it directly to Qualifying 2. We hoped Furusato would be competitive in the qualifying session, but a small issue caused a slight delay and we couldn’t send him to the right spot to do the time attack, resulting in him finishing 18th, which isn't ideal.
Meanwhile, Tatchakorn Buasri secured the 26th position. It's not what we wanted, but I believe there's room for improvement for both riders tomorrow. Hopefully, they'll have a good race.

Taiyo Furusato
Taiyo Furusato 72
Honda Team Asia
Today in the morning practice session, I was making progress, but things took a turn during qualifying. I initially planned to push with a used tire but ended up having to switch to a new one. I wanted to join a group to find the right line, but I couldn’t go out right moment, which made it difficult for me to keep up. Unfortunately, this affected our final result.
In the end, I had to do my lap alone. While the time wasn't bad considering I was alone, I know I could have gone faster, and that's tough to accept. But qualifying is behind us now, it's time to focus on tomorrow's race. We'll aim to replicate the morning's good feelings and strive for a strong result here at Le Mans.

Tatchakorn Buasri
Tatchakorn Buasri 5
Honda Team Asia
After today's qualifying day at Le Mans, I'm feeling somewhat content. I have a positive feeling, especially with the bike, as we managed to find the right setup. Mr. Aoyama, took the time to observe and guide me on riding techniques, which was incredibly valuable. I learned a lot from their advice.
I sense improvement in my riding style, and I'm starting to understanding how to ride it and push its limits. Although the result isn't exactly what I hoped for, I believe tomorrow we can compete within the group. I'll dedicate myself to achieving the best possible outcome for both myself and the hardworking team that has supported my progress.

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