Productive second day for Can Öncü at Jerez


Red Bull KTM Ajo team rider continues learning process on Thursday at the Moto3 Official Test.


The 2019 preseason continued on Thursday at the Jerez Circuit – Angel Nieto, where Can Öncü undertook a second day of the Moto3 Official Test. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rookie put further kilometres under his belt and gained more valuable experience with his new KTM Moto3 bike, increasing his confidence lap by lap ahead of his full-time debut in the Moto3 World Championship.

The Turkish talent was one of the first riders to leave his box in the morning. Favourable conditions allowed him to make the most of his track time, testing different setups and new parts for his KTM. Overall, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider put in a total of 62 laps and clocked a personal best of 1:47.842, and the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider ended Thursday 26th overall.

Tomorrow, Can Öncü will contest the last day of the Moto3 Official Test, concluding an intense week of work at the Jerez track.


Combined Standings Day 2
1. Aron Canet (KTM) 1:46.455
2. Jaume Masia (KTM) 1:46.489 + 0.034
3. Tony Arbolino (Honda) 1:46.530 +0.075
4. Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Honda) 1:46.611 +0.156
5. Marcos Ramirez (Honda) 1:46.706 +0.251
26. Can Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:47.842 +1.387



“Today has been pretty positive. We have learned a lot and we have been able to try new parts for the KTM. I’m gaining more confidence with the bike all the time, although we still have a lot of work to do as I’m a rookie and this is only my first year. One of our goals is to set consistent times, although little by little we are already achieving that. I’m happy with how it went; it’s been another day in which we have continued learning and we made steady progress. We still have tomorrow to go, so we will try to make the most of it to keep improving our times and acquire new knowledge.”