Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team look forward to the French Grand Prix15/05/2019
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin travel to the Le Mans Circuit for the fifth round of the season feeling positive following the Jerez test.
The World Championship continues its European journey this week, visiting the historic Le Mans Circuit for the fifth round of the 2019 season. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin arrive at the French Grand Prix highly motivated, having completed a positive and fruitful test after the Red Bull GP of Spain at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit.
In the last race, the South African secured a top five finish after making the most of a difficult weekend. Now Brad Binder heads to the Le Mans Circuit, where he registered a victory in 2016, in a season which would eventually see him crowned Moto3 World Champion. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider is feeling positive after the Jerez test, he will aim to show his full potential and that of the team.
Jorge Martin did not finish his home Grand Prix, as he crashed with five laps to go. The Spaniard is looking forward to the French round, at a track he likes and which suits his riding style. In addition, the current Moto3 World Champion started from pole position on his last two visits to Le Mans.
The 25-lap Moto2 race will take place on Sunday at 12:20 pm local time.
Circuit information – Le Mans Circuit
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Width: 13 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.418 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“I am very happy with how things went in the Jerez test. We will have to wait and see what happens this weekend but, for now, I am positive. My goal for this Grand Prix is to fully recover the good feeling with the bike, as now we can do so much more than we have been able to so far. In the last few races we have tried to stay at the front, so from now on I hope we can apply everything we learned and continue to take steps forward.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I’m really looking forward to the French Grand Prix and I’m very motivated, as Le Mans is a track I like and where I’ve always been fast. In the Jerez test we found solutions that allowed us to improve the grip and reduce the chattering of the bike. I’m feeling positive and I hope that the work we did allows us to be stronger this weekend, as well as to aim for better results.”