Brad Binder and Jorge Martin take on second race of the year in Argentina27/03/2019
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team have been on the podium on their two previous visits to the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin travel to Argentina this week for Round 2 of the 2019 World Championship season. On the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team’s previous appearances at the only South American event on the current calendar, they have claimed a second place in 2017 and a third position in 2018.
Termas de Rio Hondo is a favoured track for Brad Binder, and he wants to use this to his advantage to take a step forward compared to the Qatar Grand Prix -where he took his first points of the season. The South African rider has good memories of the Argentine track, where he achieved his first Moto3 pole position in 2016 and finished third in the race.
Teammate Jorge Martin has also been on the podium in Argentina, placing 3rd in the Moto3 contest in 2017. This year’s Grand Prix will be a first race back for the Spaniard after surgery to treat compartmental syndrome in his right arm on March 12th. Martin has been working hard after the operation in order to be in the best possible shape for this weekend.
The 23-lap Argentina GP takes place on Sunday March 31st at 1:20pm local time.
Circuit information – Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit
Length: 4.806 m / 2.986 miles
Width: 16 metres / 52.49 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.076 m / 0.669 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“I’m looking forward to the next race. Termas de Rio Hondo is a track that I like a lot, and I hope that we will do better there and have more luck than in Qatar. The team worked very hard from the first practice session at the last Grand Prix to find the best setup for my KTM. If we can solve the small issues we had in the first race of the year, then we can do a good job in Argentina.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I’ve always been competitive at this circuit and I like the layout a lot. It’s a track that suits my Moto2 riding style and the KTM very well, as there is some heavy braking -something that we are good at and that favours our bike. The objective is to continue working with the team to carry on improving day after day. For now, we are on the right track.”