Positive feeling for Red Bull KTM Ajo ahead of German challenge03/07/2019
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin are all set for the last race before the summer break at Sachsenring.
After a magnificent second position at Assen, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team move swiftly on to Germany this week, for the ninth round of the 2019 season. With almost no rest time, Brad Binder and Jorge Martin will now tackle the Sachsenring circuit, the shortest track in the World Championship calendar, characterised by some unique features, which provide a good challenge for the intermediate category riders.
Brad Binder travels to the German Grand Prix full of confidence after achieving a well-deserved podium at Assen – a just reward for his hard work from the start of the season to now marked by an outstanding performance in the Netherlands throughout the GP weekend. In addition, the South African has great memories from the Sachsenring circuit. He notched his first podium in the World Championship there in 2014 as well as recording his first victory in the Moto2 class last year.
His Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 teammate, Jorge Martin, arrives in Germany aiming to bounce back after the crash in the the Dutch Grand Prix, where he showed remarkable potential in practices and then battled with the front group in the race. The Spaniard also has a great remarkable at the German track, having won there on his way to being crowned the the Moto3 World Champion in 2018.
The 28-lap Moto2 race at the German Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, 7th July at 12:20 pm local time.
Circuit information – Sachsenring
Length: 3.671 m / 2.281 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m / 0.435 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“I’m really excited to return to Sachsenring, as we had some great races there in the past. I have excellent memories from the circuit and the most recent is from last year, when I got my first victory in Moto2. I know the German track really well, it’s very fast and we will try to push from the first session. We’ll have to work hard to be ready for the race, but the team and I will give it our all.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I like the Sachsenring circuit a lot and, in the past, we had superb races there. Despite the final result at Assen, we were very competitive on Sunday’s contest, so I hope that in Germany we can maintain the same level. We’ll have to work hard if we want to fight with the front group, however I’m confident in the team and I’m sure we’ll do a good job.”