Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team ready for the European adventure01/05/2019
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin face the fourth race of the year at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit, where they previously enjoyed a positive test back in February.
The Moto2 World Championship heads to the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit this weekend for the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain, the fourth round of the season and the first in Europe. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin return to the track where they finished inside the Top 10, in a fruitful test back in February.
The South African rider was unable to show his full potential at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas last time out. However, Brad Binder is optimistic ahead of a return to Jerez, where he claimed his first Moto3 victory back in 2016. That was his second year with Red Bull KTM Ajo and featured a spectacular comeback from 35th position -last on the grid. At this track, Binder was one of the fastest riders in preseason testing and now he will try to get back on the pace quickly.
Jorge Martin has been on pole on his last two visits to the Andalusian track. This year, the reigning Moto3 World Champion is motivated for his home Grand Prix and will aim to build on his return to the points from the Red Bull GP of The Americas. The Spaniard will use the experience of the February test to continue improving.
The 23-lap intermediate class race will take place on Sunday, May 5th at 12:20pm local time. Red Bull KTM Ajo have been on the Moto2 podium at Jerez on two previous occasions, thanks to a third place in 2017 and a second position in 2018.
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
41 BRAD BINDER
“We face the Red Bull GP of Spain keen to continue working and taking steps forward. This is the track where we put in the most laps during preseason. We were fast in those tests and I felt good on the bike. We will try to make the most of the data that we gathered in the tests and in the opening races in order to have a good weekend. The aim for this first Grand Prix in Europe is to give our all in every session.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I can’t wait to get to Jerez, as it’s always special riding at home. I’ve used the time between races to improve my fitness from the previous Grand Prix. I’ve analysed what my weaknesses were in Austin and I’ve worked hard to get strong for this race. I’m looking forward to traveling to Europe because these tracks have always favoured me more than the rest. I’m very motivated to keep learning.”