Red Bull KTM Ajo look to get back on the podium at Misano10/09/2014
Jack Miller and Karel Hanika start the final third of the season with aim of rostrum return at Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini.
Six races remain in the Moto3 World Championship this season. The first of these rounds will be held this weekend at the Misano World Circuit, with Jack Miller leading the standings with a margin of 13 points coming into meeting. His Red Bull KTM Ajo teammate Karel Hanika wants to continue his good run of races and place in the points, as he has done since the return from the summer break.
Miller will be participating in his 50th Grand Prix this weekend. The Australian, who is having his best season to date in the World Championship, hopes to return to the rostrum after missing out at the last two rounds. His best finish at Misano is the fifth place achieved there last year.
Karel Hanika has fonder memories of the track, where last season he was crowned champion of the Red Bull Rookies Cup. He has been a firm fixture in the front group in recent races, and hopes to keep up with the frontrunners in the final stretch of this weekend’s Grand Prix.
The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli hosts the first free practice sessions for the lower cylinder class on Friday. The Moto3 class schedule returns to normal this time out, with the race first up on Sunday -11:00am-.
Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Length: 4.226m / 2.626 miles
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 565m / 0.351 miles
“We are prepared for Misano, a special circuit for me. It was there that I completed my first race, after debuting in a Grand Prix event one round before in Germany. It’s a circuit that I like and that suits my riding style well, and is also one of those tracks where I enjoy riding. Last year I had a good result there, with a fifth place. I like the track more than Silverstone, so I’m looking forward to it.”
“I have very fond memories of the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. There I won the Red Bull Rookies Cup last year and in 2012 I was able to get the race win. Still, it is not one of my favourite tracks because I think it is very difficult and it is tricky to find the right setup. I think we can have a good weekend and improve the result that we had in the race at Silverstone. We have to be a little closer to the front.”