Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team´s trio in top ten at Silverstone

17/06/2012

Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team´s rider trio made its way to the top ten when season´s sixth GP was held at dry track of Silverstone in Great Britain.
Fastest rider was German Sandro Cortese, price who finished third. Podium position was his fifth of the season. Cortese´s team mates Briton Danny Kent was sixth and Australian Arthur Sissis eight.
“Really strong performance and over all result from our riders. I can´t be anything but pleased”, click said team leader Aki Ajo.

Cortese having best
season of his career

The winner of the British GP was Spanish Maverick Vinales who crossed the finish line 0, mind 933 seconds before his countryman Luis Salom. Cortese had a tough fight over second place but then Salom passed him by at last corners and finished only 90 thousandth of seconds in front of Cortese.
“I had small problems in the beginning of the race but when I found the right rhythm I rode the end of the race in maximum power”, said Cortese, “Third place is ok and these were again important points what comes to over all situation”, he highlighted.
After his victory Vinales now leads the championship standing. However, Cortese is only two points from him. Salom who is third is already 30 points from Vinales.
“That difference of two points basically doesn´t mean a thing at this point and I am not worried about that at all. I am very confident because I am having the best season of my career”, Cortese confirmed.
Cortese has won one GP during this season. The next one is expected to come any time soon.
“At Silverstone the wind changed so much that Sandro´s bike had perhaps a bit too long gear ratio at the race”, Ajo wondered.

Kent and Sissis both made
a great improvement

Like Sissis, also Kent made his way up and took his best position of the season so far. He was 8,637 seconds from the winner. Sissis was only on tenth from Kent.
“Absolutely my best weekend of the season”, Kent rejoiced, “It´s so great that it happened in front of my home crowd.”
Sissis hasn´t been too shy during his first GP-season. He has rode really strongly just behind the leading group.
“Yet another really good weekend from Sissis”, praised Ajo, “His like Kent´s improvements towards the front group were fantastic. Both riders have kept their heads cool and they know how to work. Especially Kent made a clear step forward at Silverstone.”
The championship series continues after less than two weeks in Assen, Netherlands. The riders will have a tough work before the summer holiday starts; after Assen there is only one week to GP of Germany and then one week to GP of Italy.

Hertz British Grand Prix
Moto3 Race Classification:
1. Maverick Vinales Spain, Blusens Avintia, FTR Honda 38.55,210
2. Luis Salom Spain, RW Racing GP, Kalex KTM + 0,933
3. Sandro Cortese Germany, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 1,023
4. Alexis Masbou France, Caretta Technology, Honda + 8,100
5. Efren Vazquez Spain, JHK Laglisse, FTR Honda + 8,414
6. Danny Kent Great Britain, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 8,637
7. Romano Fenati Italy, Team Italia FMI, FTR Honda + 8,940
8. Arthur Sissis Australia, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 9,046
9. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Malaysia, AirAsia-Sic-Ajo, KTM + 9,208
10. Miguel Oliveira Portugal, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Suter Honda + 15,613
11. Jakub Kornfeil Czech, Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta, FTR Honda + 20,397
12. Hector Faubel Spain, Bankia Aspar Team, Kalex KTM + 20,559
13. Niccolo Antonelli Italy, San Carlo Gresini Moto3, FTR Honda + 21,369
14. Niklas Ajo Finland, TT Motion Events Racing, KTM + 27,526
15. Alberto Moncayo Spain, Bankia Aspar Team, Kalex KTM + 27,708

Championship standing:
1. Vinales 105
2. Cortese 103
3. Salom 75
4. Fenati 61
5. Louis Rossi France, FTR Honda 45
6. Alex Rins Spain, Suter Honda 44
7. Khairuddin 44
8. Masbou 42
9. Antonelli 38
10. Moncayo 36
11. Oliveira 33
12. Sissis 31
13. Faubel 28
14. Kent 26
15. Vazquez 22
23. Ajo 6

Next GP: 30th of June Assen, Netherlands.

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