Oliveira and Binder look for latest podium at Red Bull Ring09/08/2017
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders face Austrian GP this weekend, in which they hope to take the third consecutive podium for the team.
The Red Bull Ring will host the second consecutive Grand Prix in as many weekends, just a few days after the Czech GP. Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder, who had very positive results at Brno including a podium for the Portuguese, come to Austria hoping to continue taking steps forward during the second half of the season and with a first victory in their crosshairs. In addition, it will be a very special round for the team, as the first ‘home GP’ in Moto2 for Red Bull and KTM.
Oliveira took a podium at Brno last weekend, with a third place in a wet race and being among the fastest riders during every practice session -under all kinds of conditions. In Austria he will try to again be in the fight for a sixth podium of the season, at a Red Bull Ring where he finished 14th last year.
Binder was closer than ever to the lead group in the Czech GP, and is also making good progress after a struggle with injury. The South African rider goes to the Red Bull Ring with the intention of taking a step forward and being able to continue closing the gap to the frontrunners. Last year in Moto3, in his debut at the Austrian track, he placed on the podium, finishing second and only 2 tenths off the winner.
Oliveira and Binder will try to get a first podium for KTM at the Red Bull Ring in Moto2 this weekend, in a race that will take place on Sunday at 12:20pm local time.
Circuit information – Red Bull Ring
Length: 4.318 m / 2.683 miles
Width: 13 metres
Left corners: 3
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 626 m / 0.389 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“We are coming into a very important weekend for the team, for KTM and for Red Bull; it is certainly the race of the year for them. My goal is to keep taking steps forward. My fitness had improved a lot at Brno. Every time I get on the bike I feel like I’m making small improvements and I’m getting better adapted to the class. I come to Austria very prepared to work hard in order to be among the fastest riders again.”
44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA
“We arrive in Austria in very good shape and able to fight for the podium again. The goal is to start the weekend strong and finish it even better. We are looking for the win, but the work has been very consistent at every race and I am very happy with how things are going so far. We know that it is a special GP for Red Bull and for KTM, although we will try to approach it as a normal weekend, as if it is not here that we win, we will have other opportunities to do so later on. Everything will be very close at the Red Bull Ring, but by doing our job we can be among the best riders.”