Red Bull KTM Ajo and Deniz Öncü ready for 2019 FIM CEV season

04/04/2019

The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup runner-up faces his second season in the Moto3 Junior World Championship, the prelude to Grand Prix level.

 

The 2019 FIM CEV season gets underway this weekend at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal and the Red Bull KTM Ajo team will once again line up on the grid in the Junior World Championship. Deniz Öncü will participate in the series for the second consecutive season, continuing with one of the main tasks of the team: training and educating young riders. To complete his preparation, the 15-year-old Turk, who is part of the Road to MotoGP project, will also make select wildcard appearances in the Moto3 World Championship, when he reaches the minimum age of 16 on July 26th.

Deniz Öncü had the opportunity to test at the Jerez Circuit – Angel Nieto, at Albacete and at Estoril itself during the preseason. Satisfied with the work done, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider is ready to face the eight FIM CEV rounds, in which he will take part in a total of 12 races in the Moto3 Junior World Championship. Winner of the Asia Talent Cup in 2017 and runner-up in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2018, he will use the knowledge acquired last year in the competition to continue evolving, with one eye on moving up to the World Championship.

The first race of the FIM CEV 2019 season for the Junior World Championship will take place on Sunday at 1pm local time at Estoril.

 

Calendar – 2019 FIM CEV season:
Estoril Circuit: 07/04/2019
Ricardo Tormo Circuit: 28/04/2019
Le Mans Circuit: 18/05/2019
Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit: 09/06/2019
MotorLand Aragon: 14/07/2019
Jerez Circuit – Angel Nieto: 29/09/2019
Albacete Circuit: 13/10/2019
Ricardo Tormo Circuit: 10/11/2019

 

53 DENIZ ÖNCÜ

“When I was 10 years old, my aim and my dream was to be part of the Red Bull KTM Ajo team, and last year it became true. I’m very happy to be starting a new season with this great family. 2018 was a learning year, as it was a new series for me and I’d never ridden in the Moto3 Junior World Championship before: I learnt a lot, including how to be fast and work with data. Now I feel much better prepared to fight for wins and for the title, so we’ll go for it. We’ll see what happens this weekend in Estoril, where I will give my all -just like in each of the eight rounds this season.”

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