Cortese has a chance to secure historical championship in Malaysia16/10/2012
Red Bull KTM Ajo factory team´s Sandro Cortese aims for the historical Moto3 class´s first world championship on this weekend at Sepang circuit when season´s 15th GP is held in Malaysia.
Cortese will take the championship already in Malaysia if he is at least second or alternatively if Maverick Vinales won´t get more than five or Luis Salom more than ten points than Cortese.
Spanish Vinales heads to Sepang 56 points and his country man Salom 61 points behind German Cortese. There are still 75 points to gain from the last three GPs.
Cortese, diagnosis who last year was second on a 5, order 5 kilometers long Sepang circuit, doesn´t want to bother his head with mathematics. He is fully concentrated on his own business.
“We really don´t think too much about the championship standing but instead we continue our professional way of working starting from the first practices”, Cortese highlights, “The situation is good and I am of course ready to fight for the championship in Malaysia but we have to remember that there are still three GPs left.”
“I emphasize that I get ready for Sepang exactly the same way as I have done for other races.”
Cortese´s British teammate Danny Kent took the first victory of his GP-career last Sunday at Motegi. Kent is in great shape and ready to continue from where he was left in Japan.
“I am still really glad about the victory”, Kent rejoices, “I am feeling great and my aim in Sepang is to reach the podium.”
Red Bull KTM Ajo Team´s third rider Australian Arthur Sissis made his GP debut last year in Malaysia.
“I don´t have fairly good memories from that race but based on that one time I know that the Sepang circuit is good for me”, says Sissis, “Last Sunday I had a good race at Motegi. The pace is in good level and if I succeed it is enough to compete in a leading group”, continues Sissis, who is 14th in championship standing.
Timetable for Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (GMT +8):
Friday 19th of October
09.15-09.55, 1st free practice
13.15-13.55, 2nd free practice
Saturday 20th of October
09.15-09.55, 3rd free practice
Sunday 21st of October
10.40-11.00, warm up
Length: 5.548 m. / 3,447 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920 m. / 0,572 miles