Last round for Red Bull KTM Ajo before flyaway races24/09/2014
Jack Miller leads Moto3 standings heading to Aragon Grand Prix, the last race before travelling to Japan. Karel Hanika wants fresh start at third Spanish round of the year.
He returned to the podium at San Marino, but Jack Miller wants to add more victories to his tally in the five remaining Grands Prix this season. The first opportunity for him comes this weekend at MotorLand Aragon, where the Australian will attempt to extend his current 9-point lead in the Moto3 overall standings. Red Bull KTM Ajo teammate Karel Hanika is confident of scoring further points at the third Spanish round of the year.
Jack Miller took pole position and the third position in the race at Misano, but these results were not sufficient to satiate his hunger for success. The Australian wants to fight for the win at a circuit where he has already undertaken tests this season. Calm and comfortable on his KTM, the Aussie is confident of putting in his best showing at this track.
Karel Hanika could not get comfortable at Misano due to a lack of track time, caused by wet weather during practice. This weekend he wants to rebound with a good result, enabling him to return to the points. A victory at Aragon in 2012 and another in 2013 in the Red Bull Rookies Cup give the young Czech reason to be positive.
The schedule for the Aragon Grand Prix will follow the usual European timetable, with the first free practice taking place on Friday at 9.00am. Qualifying is on Saturday and the race begins on Sunday at 11:00am.
Circuit information – MotorLand Aragon
Length: 5.078m / 3.155 miles
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 968m / 0.601 miles
“MotorLand Aragon has a couple of long straights, so we have to work on our top speed. We had a couple of tests there and the pace we showed was very good. Now I’m raring to get out on track, because I quite like the circuit. We go there off a good podium at Misano and I think we’re heading in the right direction. We are strong and we will push our hardest at MotorLand to be able to fight for victory. Then we will see where we are.”
“MotorLand is a very nice track. It is a track that I really like, especially the first sector, which is where my style is best suited. We have been training hard this past week with cycling and doing motocross with Jack [Miller], so I hope this weekend at MotorLand we can do better than in San Marino. At Misano, due to the weather, we lacked the laps to feel fully comfortable on track.”