Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team gets ready to home race at Sachsenring

05/07/2012

Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team heads to the season´s eight GP held at Sachsenring circuit in Germany with strong and confident mind. German Sandro Cortese, advice who finished second last weekend in Assen and is now third in Moto3 championship standing gets ready for his home race.
Cortese´s team mate, there Briton Danny Kent reached the first podium place of his career in extremely exciting Dutch TT when he crossed the finish line third.
Cortese, try who is only seven points from the championship lead, is naturally excited about competing in front of his home crowd. Cortese is the only rider of the class who has reached points from all the GPs of the season. Thanks to his experience he knows how to keep his head cool.
“Home race is always great but of course it brings some extra things as well”, says Cortese, “But we continue the same way as we have done, which means we keep the good level and concentrate on the main priorities”, says Cortese.
Cortese has reached podium six times, he has won once, been second twice and third three times. “The results have been good. It is important to be keep the steady, strong level in this long series.”

Kent at his favourite track
with good self-confidence

Kent has improved his results strongly during the last two GPs. Before Assen he was sixth in front of his home crowd at Silverstone. At Assen he qualified second and at Silverstone fifth. The results have clearly showed his level. Kent is shining in this new class.
“Especially Assen gave a good boost to my self-confidence. Like Silverstone it showed that I have enough speed to be in the leading group. I also like the new frame. That also has given me more confidence.”
Kent doesn´t mind the hectic summer time. He is enjoying competing.
“And also Sachsenring is my favourite track”, Kent confirms.

Sissis has
Fully recovered

Cortese´s and Kent´s Australian teammate Arthur Sissis competed last weekend suffering intestines infection and raced only thanks to the painkillers. Compared to the circumstances 16th position from Netherlands was a great performance.
“Now everything is under control and I am feeling much better”, Sissis says, “I know that I can reach higher but in order to reach those places I have to get a better starting place. This class is extremely even and the battles in the middle group is really tough and demanding.”Beside Cortese, the German GP is home race also for the whole Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team.
“Sahcsenring is the closest race to Austria”, says team leader Aki Ajo, “Therefore, the German GP is the home race for our main partners Red Bull and KTM.”

Timetable of eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland:
Friday 6th of July

09.15-09.55, 1st free practice
13.15-13.55, 2nd free practice
Saturday 7th of July
09.15-09.55, 3rd free practice
13.00-13.40, qualifying practice
Sunday 8th of July
10.00-10.20, warm up
14.30 race

Circuit info
Length: 3.671 m. / 2,281 miles
Width: 12m
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m. / 0,435 miles
Constructed: 1996
Modified: 2003

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