Red Bull KTM Ajo Team ends the season with double victory


Red Bull KTM Ajo Team, advice who already secured the historical Moto3 world championship ended the successful season with an amazing double victory on wet Valencia Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain.
“It is just incredible to finish the season which gave us both personal and manufacturer´s world championship this way. Just amazing”, team leader Aki Ajo rejoices.
“The riders said to me when we were on a podium that I should retire now as the result can never be better than this. But I of course didn´t take that seriously. I am so excited and full of energy like a young boy. I aim for new victories and championships”, laughed 43 year old Ajo.
The winner of the unforgettable race was Briton Danny Kent, who in the last curve passed his German teammate Sandro Cortese who already secured the championship in Malaysia.
Kent, who took the second victory of the season and of his career, crossed the finish line 56 thousandth of seconds before Cortese.
Kent admits that he was a bit nervous still just before the race started.
“But quickly I managed to get a good feeling, trust in my bike and I managed to improve my pace in the end”, Kent says, “Just before the final lap I decided to catch Sandro. I succeeded with that and I am of course happy about this victory.”
When the final lap started Cortese believed that he will get his third consecutive and season´s sixth victory.
“I had a lead of about a second and I just couldn´t believe that Danny will pass me”, Cortese says, “I congratulate him for the victory. My only aim was to win in here so of course I am a bit disappointed. But this won´t bug me long. I had nearly perfect season with championship, many victories and pole positions,” Cortese highlights.
Cortese made really high-end work race after race and was really confident through out the season. During 17 GPs he was 15 times on podium. That is a record in the smallest class of MotoGP series. Red Bull KTM Ajo Team´s third rider Australian Arthur Sissis, who had his first full GP season, was 19th in Valencia 52,970 seconds from Kent.
Thanks to his victory Kent made his way to fourth in championship standing after Cortese and Spanish riders Luis Salom and Maverick Vinales. Sissis was 12th.

Moto3 Race Classification:
1. Danny Kent Great Britain, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM 45.05,891
2. Sandro Cortese Germany, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 0,056
3. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Malaysia, AirAsia-Sic-Ajo, KTM + 0,114
4. Brad Binder South Africa, RW Racing GP, Kalex KTM + 0,431
5. Hector Faubel Spain, Andalucia JHK t-shirt Laglisse, FTR Honda + 4,371
6. Louis Rossi France, Racing Team Germany, FTR Honda + 7,605
7. Jakub Kornfeil Czech, Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta, FTR Honda + 14,931
8. Maverick Vinales Spain, Blusens Avintia, FTR Honda + 18,495
9. Niklas Ajo Finland, TT Motion Events Racing, KTM + 23,180
10. Luis Salom Spain, RW Racing GP, Kalex KTM + 23,245
11. Philipp Oettl Germany, HP Moto Kalex, Kalex KTM + 27,532
12. Juan Francisco Guevara Spain, Wild Wolf BST, FTR Honda + 30,331
13. Niccolo Antonelli Italy, San Carlo Gresini Moto3, FTR Honda + 31,255
14. Alessandro Tonucci Italy, Team Italia FMI, FTR Honda + 34,660
15. Josep Rodriquez Spain, Moto FGR, FGR Honda + 50,522
19. Arthur Sissis Australia, Red Bull KTM Ajo, KTM + 52,970

Moto3 World Standing:
1. Cortese 325
2. Salom 214
3. Vinales 207
4. Kent 154
5. Alex Rins Spain, Suter Honda 141
6. Romano Fenati Italy, FTR Honda 136
7. Khairuddin 128
8. Miguel Oliveira Portugal, Suter Honda 114
9. Jonas Folger Germany, Kalex KTM 93
10. Efren Vazquez Spain, FTR Honda 93
11. Louis Rossi France, FTR Honda 86
12. Sissis 84
13. Alexis Masbou France, Honda 81
14. Antonelli 77
15. Kornfeil 71
19. Ajo 40