Moto3 2024
Round 8

Furusato Secures Front Row Start at DutchGP

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The Honda Team Asia riders successfully completed the qualifying session for the eighth round of the Moto3 World Championship at the TT Circuit Assen.

Furusato Secures Front Row Start at DutchGP

Taiyo Furusato delivered an outstanding performance, securing a spot in the front row by finishing second in qualifying and demonstrating a strong path. Meanwhile, rookie Tatchakorn Buasri will commence the race from the 26th position on the grid.

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
Honda Team Asia
Today's weather started cold in the morning, but improved in the afternoon, providing favorable conditions. During the midday qualifying session, Tatchakorn Buasri improved his lap time, managing a 1:41. Unfortunately, his lap time was canceled, resulting in a final position of 26th. Despite this setback, Buasri showed positive improvement, and we hope for a strong start and a solid performance tomorrow. 
Taiyo Furusato came close to securing pole position with a significant improvement in his lap time. Although he is not entirely satisfied as he didn’t get the pole position, his overall performance is promising. Furusato has a good rhythm and the potential to give even more. We are optimistic about his chances of fighting for victory in Assen tomorrow. 

Taiyo Furusato
Taiyo Furusato 72
Honda Team Asia
Today, we are satisfied with securing second position—a strong result that puts us in a good spot to compete in the race. If I’m completely honest, I aimed for pole position, but we are extremely close to the poleman. 
In the end, we must focus on the positives. We made significant improvements compared to yesterday. The effort to find the right path, the hard work from both the team and me paid off. Today, we had a successful Saturday and I’m happy about it. 

Tatchakorn Buasri
Tatchakorn Buasri 5
Honda Team Asia
Today, we made significant improvements, particularly in riding style, which boosted my confidence. We also refined the bike settings, making adjustments from the morning session, and found the optimal setup during the afternoon qualifying. 
Despite progress and improved lap times, my best lap was unfortunately canceled, preventing us from achieving the desired result. However, we are on the right track, and I am confident that we can deliver a strong performance tomorrow in Assen. 

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