Red Bull KTM Ajo look to clinch Moto2 team title in Valencia14/11/2018
Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder aim to finish the year with a podium at a circuit where both have previous wins.
The 2018 Moto2 World Championship comes to an end this Sunday with the Valencia Grand Prix. With second and third place in the rider standings already secured, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder still have to seal the team title, and currently hold a 22-point advantage in those standings.
Miguel Oliveira has won twice at Cheste. The first occasion was in 2015, in his last Moto3 race, and the second was last year, when he took three consecutive victories in the last three Grands Prix of a great season. This weekend, in his final Moto2 contest before moving up to MotoGP, he wants to sign off with the third win of the season.
Brad Binder has also been successful at the Spanish track: In his Moto3 title-winning season in 2016 he was victorious in the season finale. Last year, in his first season in the intermediate class, he placed third there. This Sunday he has a chance for a fourth victory of the season, following those achieved at Sachsenring, Aragon and Phillip Island.
The last race of the Moto2 season will take place on Sunday at 12:20pm local time.
Circuit information – Ricardo Tormo
Length: 4km / 2,489 miles
Left hand corners: 9
Right hand corners: 5
Longest straight: 876m / 0.544 miles
44 MIGUEL OLIVEIRA
“This is my last race with the Red Bull KTM Ajo family. It’s been three incredible years by their side. On the one hand I am sad to leave a family and a team that have given me so many victories and so many podiums. On the other, I’m excited about facing a new class and a new challenge; everybody dreams of competing in MotoGP. I hope to enjoy Valencia and, above all, leave the team with another victory. Valencia is a circuit that suits both the KTM and my riding quite well. We will chase that last victory and the team title on Sunday. I want to thank Red Bull KTM Ajo for these seasons together, and I am proud of the great work we have done with the KTM Moto2 bike in such a short time.”
41 BRAD BINDER
“I can’t wait to start the last round of the year in Valencia. It is a very important GP for Red Bull KTM Ajo, because we want to take the Moto2 team title. We will do our best to get a good result so that this happens. My results in Valencia over these last two years practically couldn’t be better, since in 2016 I won in Moto3 and last year I was on the podium in Moto2 with a third place. I will give 110% for the win. Let’s go for it!”