Can Öncü returns to Jerez for fourth round of the season01/05/2019
The Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain gives the Turkish rider a chance to ride at a track where he already has experience in both competition and preseason testing.
Learning and adapting to unknown tracks was Can Öncü’s main challenge in both Argentina and Austin. Now the young Turkish rider makes his return to the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit, a track where he has already ridden in the past and completed five positive days of testing back in February. The Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain will be the first of a total of eleven rounds in Europe this season.
The 15-year-old rookie took a victory and a second place in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup at Jerez in 2018 and finished in the Top 10 in the two FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship races there last year. In 2019, his aim will be to continue taking steps forward in his debut season as a full time Moto3 rider.
The 22-lap Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain takes place on Sunday, May 5th at 11:00am (local time). The Red Bull KTM Ajo team have previous Moto3 podiums at Jerez through Brad Binder’s win in 2016, two second places for Luis Salom -in 2013- and Miguel Oliveira -2015- and third places by Sandro Cortese -2012- and Brad Binder -2015.
Circuit information – Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit
Length: 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Width: 11 metres / 36.09 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 607 m / 0.377 miles
61 CAN ÖNCÜ
“After the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, I learned that I have to be more aware of things. This is my first year in the championship and I need to be calm, finish the races and try not to crash. I will have a bit more of an advantage at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit, because I already know the layout from the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and the FIM CEV, which is positive for me. In fact, that makes me even more motivated and we can do a good job. I have been training hard between races, running and cycling. Now we are ready and we will try to do our best.”