Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 prepare for last leg of the season in Valencia


Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder complete two positive days of testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team kept themselves busy after the San Marino GP with a two-day test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. Riders Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder enjoyed productive conditions on both days of action, and were able to put in more than 150 laps apiece. Only gusts of wind on Thursday caused problems for the young pairing.

Five rounds from the conclusion of the 2017 season, the Red Bull KTM Ajo structure continue working on the development of the KTM Moto2 bike that has debuted in the intermediate class this year. This week Oliveira and Binder were able to test new parts and confirm setups that had been positive at other circuits. Both used a new front fork, with which they had a good feeling, and links for the rear of the bike.

The team will remain in Spain for the fourteenth round of the campaign, which takes place at MotorLand Aragon next week. They will be back at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit for the final Grand Prix of the season.


“These two days of testing in Valencia have gone really well. We’ve been able to try out new parts and work on my riding a lot. I’ve learned a lot and I’m very happy about that. We used a new front fork and the feeling is very positive with it, as well as different links that we have to keep testing. We did more than 100 laps yesterday, but today a harmless crash stopped me from completing the entire day. I’m anxious to get back on the KTM next week at Aragon.”

“These have been two useful days for us in Valencia. It’s been very hot and we’ve been able to put in a lot of laps, getting important kilometres under our belts. This test has helped us to confirm the good feelings we’d had with different parts in previous tests at other tracks. It’s always good to be able to compare feelings at circuits with different characteristics. Every test is focused on being able to ride more comfortably and take steps forward. I was able to ride fast, so the end result is positive; Now we have to focus on the Aragon GP.”