MotorLand Aragon a favoured circuit for the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders18/09/2019
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin are ready for the 14th round of the 2019 Moto2 World Championship, the last race before they head east to the overseas races.
Just days after the checkered flag dropped at the San Marino Grand Prix, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team travel to Spain, where the Aragon GP takes place this weekend. At the MotorLand Aragon circuit where both riders have good records, Brad Binder and Jorge Martin are ready to fight for positive results for their team before the flyaway rounds in Asia and Oceania next month.
At the last Grand Prix the South African wrapped up a tough weekend in Misano by producing a solid comeback in the race to finish in sixth position. Now, Binder returns to MotorLand Aragon, the track where he was crowned Moto3 World Champion in 2016 and then took the race victory in Moto2 in 2018. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider is positive ahead of the visit to Spain, with four podiums from the last six contests. He currently sits fifth in the World Championship standings, with 135 points.
Jorge Martin, meanwhile, goes into his home race full of optimism after scoring points in the last five Grands Prix. The Spanish rider also has a good record at the MotorLand Aragon track. He won the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup there in 2014 and took the victory in Moto3 at the circuit on his way to the title last season.
The 21-lap Aragon GP will take place on Sunday 22nd September at 2:30 pm local time. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team have previously featured on the Aragon podium courtesy of victory from Brad Binder in 2018.
Circuit information – MotorLand Aragon
Length: 5.078 m / 3.155 miles
Width: 15 m / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 968 m / 0.601 miles
41 BRAD BINDER
“The San Marino Grand Prix was not as good as we would have liked. I’m really pleased to be travelling to Aragon, as it will always be special to go back to the place where I won the Moto3 World title. Last weekend was hard, but I hope that, in this case, we can be competitive from the first practice to the last. On Sunday it will be important to be as consistent as we can and have a good pace. I’m looking forward to the GP!”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I’m very happy to be heading to MotorLand Aragon, which is like my home circuit, as it’s the closest to my hometown of Madrid. I’m really looking forward to getting out on the bike there because it’s also one of my favourite tracks: riding in front of the fans and the people who support you is always an extra motivation. If we start with the same base that we used in the last Grand Prix at Misano, we’ll be able to do a good job.”