Binder and Martin motivated for second half of the season31/07/2019
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders return to competition this week after almost a month off for the summer break.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders are ready to return to action this week following the summer holidays, with the tenth race of the season next up at the legendary Brno circuit. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin go into the Czech Grand Prix with the shared goal of maintaining the strong performance levels they both demonstrated at the last few contests.
Brad Binder heads to Brno in his best form of the season, after notching two consecutive podiums at Assen and Sachsenring. His superb run means that the South African approaches the tenth round of 2019 – at one of the most technical tracks on the calendar – with ambitious objectives. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider has raced at the Czech track on seven previous occasions, achieving a third place in 2015 as best result.
His teammate, Jorge Martin, is optimistic going into the second part of the 2019 season, after getting his best result of the year so far at Sachsenring. Despite missing the Czech GP due to injury in both 2017 and 2018, the Spaniard has great memories from the Brno circuit, as he got his first podium in the World Championship there in 2016.
The 19-lap Moto2 race takes place on Sunday 4th August at 12:20 pm local time, at a track where Red Bull KTM Ajo were victorious last season with Miguel Oliveira.
Circuit information – Automotodrom Brno
Length: 5.403 m / 3,36 miles
Width: 15 m / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 636 m / 0,395 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“I made the most of the break by spending some time at home in South Africa, which helped me to disconnect a bit and recharge the batteries. Also, I’ve been training hard to prepare well for the second half of the season. The two consecutive podiums before the summer holidays were very important for me and the team. Thanks to those results, I’m really looking forward to the next few races. Now the aim is to fight hard and reduce the gap to the leader of the championship as much as possible. I’m sure that, if we keep working in the same way, we can have a great end to the season.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I took some time off during the last three weeks, because it’s always important to build up your strength over the summer break, and come back fully motivated. I completely disconnected for 10 days, then I got back to training on a motorbike, as I hadn’t ridden one for a long time as part of my workout routine. I want to be as strong as possible for the next two back-to-back Grands Prix. I really like the Brno track, but I couldn’t race there last year because I broke my hand in practice and then, two years ago, I also missed it because of a leg injury. It’s a circuit where I’ve always done well and I’m really up for it. My goals for the upcoming rounds are to score points again, finish in the top 10, keep improving the bike and try to move up in the rookie of the year rankings.”