Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team all set for home race at Austrian Grand Prix07/08/2019
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin will compete in the eleventh GP of the season this weekend at the stunning Red Bull Ring.
With little time to rest following the Czech Grand Prix, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team are ready for one of the most important dates on the calendar, their home round, the Austrian GP. Brad Binder and Jorge Martin both have good memories from previous visits to Austria and are prepared for the second of two back-to-back Moto2 World Championship dates this weekend at the Red Bull Ring, which has hosted Grand Prix racing since 2016.
Brad Binder arrives in Austria looking to bounce back after his misfortune in Brno, where a crash prevented him from finishing the race. The South African rider approaches the Red Bull KTM Ajo team’s home Grand Prix in a positive frame of mind, given his good previous form at the Red Bull Ring. At Spielberg, he finished second in 2016, en route to winning the Moto3 World Championship title.
Jorge Martin produced a solid performance at Brno, making up several positions in the race to end up in the points, in 13th position. The Spaniard has fond memories from the Austrian GP, where he registered podium results in his last two appearances, finishing third in both 2017 and 2018.
The 25-lap Moto2 race is held on Sunday – 11th August – at 12:20 pm. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team celebrated a podium result at their home GP last season courtesy of Miguel Oliveira, who crossed the finish line in second position.
Circuit information – Red Bull Ring
Length: 4.318 m / 2.683 miles
Width: 13 metres
Left corners: 3
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 626 m / 0.389 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend. It’s an important Grand Prix for Red Bull KTM Ajo team and KTM as it’s their home race. I’m going to give it everything to produce my best and get a good result at the Austrian GP. Now is the moment to analyse the information we gathered last weekend. We need to work hard and hopefully we can achieve that positive result.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“The Red Bull Ring in Austria is a circuit that I think will suit our bike well. Besides, the track was favourable for me on previous visits and I managed to get on the podium for the last two years there. Both the team and I are going to work hard to find a set-up that allows us to be at the level we reached in the races before the summer break. We will try to prepare the set-up from a base that we established in recent contests and that will help us for the rest of the year.”