The Netherlands awaits Red Bull KTM Ajo for the eighth round of 201926/06/2019
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin head to one of motorsport’s most legendary tracks, the TT Circuit Assen, host venue of the Dutch Grand Prix this weekend.
A demanding month of racing for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team continues after the Catalan Grand Prix and a two day test in Barcelona, with Brad Binder and Jorge Martin now facing two back-to-back races, starting with the Dutch GP this weekend. At the TT Circuit Assen, the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo aim to keep moving forward and secure fruitful improvement for the eighth round of the championship.
In the last race, the South African rider produced a solid performance, making up 10 positions from the start, to finish 11th. This weekend Brad Binder arrives at a track he knows well and on his eighth visit to Assen he will try to build on the good feeling he had testing in Barcelona.
Jorge Martin, who also scored points at the Catalan GP, is optimistic ahead of the Dutch round. The Spaniard has good memories of the TT Circuit Assen, where he won in the Moto3 class in 2018, starting from pole position. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider will look to take advantage of all the information collected in the test last week, in order to continue progressing in his first season in the intermediate category.
The 24-lap Moto2 race will start at 12:20 pm local time on Sunday, which promises to be another thrilling round of the 2019 season.
Circuit information – TT Circuit Assen
Length: 4.542 m. / 2,822 miles
Width: 14 m. / 45.93 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 12
Longest straight: 487 m. / 0,303 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“The goal for this Grand Prix is to put an end to the small problems that have prevented us from demonstrating our full potential until now, so that we can achieve better results. In the Barcelona test we took a big step forward and I feel that we have finally found the right way forward. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are going to try our best to keep the good feeling going in Assen. Both the team and I will give our 100% to be as high up as possible.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“After how things went in the test last week, I’m optimistic for this Grand Prix. If we can apply the solutions and information that we found in Barcelona, I’m sure we can fight to be higher up. Our goal for this race is to be in the top 10. There is still work to be done and we will have to put in the effort, but I trust the team and I know we can reach our target.”