The Thai rider will start 15th and leads the JTT charge on Saturday at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve
On a hot and sunny Saturday at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Tatchakorn Buasri was able to cement his best FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship qualifying result. The Thai rider lines up 15th on the grid for Round 4 as the JTT get set for one race on Sunday in Portimao.
As expected, blue skies and warm conditions greeted the Moto3™ riders in Portimao for qualifying day, with Buasri able to improve his time in the afternoon despite increasing track temperatures. A 1:49.285 was slightly quicker than his morning effort, seeing Buasri finish just over a second shy of pole position.
Mario Aji will launch from 18th, not too far away from Buasri, as the second fastest JTT rider on Saturday in Portimao. The Indonesian is just over a tenth down on his teammate after qualifying as both riders aim to make rapid forward progress in the opening exchanges.
Takuma Matsuyama – like Buasri – was also able to improve his time slightly in the hotter afternoon conditions, the Japanese star will be hoping to get a good getaway from 21st on Sunday. On his first visit to the rollercoaster in the Junior World Championship, Britain’s Eddie O’Shea set a 1:50.446 to finish just a couple of seconds away from pole position, a job well done by O’Shea at a very technical and tricky circuit.
The JTT riders will go racing at 13:00 local time in Portugal for what is set to be yet another cracking Moto3™ race, with all four confident of a good Sunday outing.