Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team upbeat as flyaway rounds commence02/10/2019
The winner of the last race, Brad Binder, and his teammate, Jorge Martin, head to Thailand for the decisive final stretch of the 2019 World Championship.
After sealing the victory last time out in the Aragon GP, Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 start the demanding set of flyaway rounds full of motivation. The team are ready for the forthcoming four races in just five weeks in Asia and Oceania. The first stop for Brad Binder and Jorge Martin will be the Thai Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend at the Buriram International Circuit and will be the 15th round of this year’s World Championship.
The South African is enjoying his best period of the season, after notching up his 12th victory as a Red Bull KTM Ajo rider two weeks ago, to level him with Miguel Oliveira as the most successful riders in the team’s history. At MotorLand Aragon, Binder registered his fifth podium in the last seven races, which saw him move up to fifth place in the general standings, with 160 points.
For his part, Jorge Martin approaches the final phase of the year with the objective of concluding in the Top 10 in all of the remaining races. At Aragon he achieved his target with a solid ninth place, finishing in the points for the sixth consecutive Grand Prix. The Spaniard, who was fourth in Thailand last season in Moto3, currently sits 17th in the championship, with 37 points.
The 24-lap race at the Thai GP will start at 12:20 pm local time on Sunday. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team were represented on the podium at the Buriram International Circuit last year by Miguel Oliveira, who finished third.
Circuit information – Buriram International Circuit
Lenght: 4554 m / 2.83 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 1000 m
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
41 BRAD BINDER
“I’m really looking forward to racing at Buriram. Last year we were good at this track and I really enjoyed the experience in Thailand. I am very motivated as we approach the upcoming contests, so I will do my best and see what we can get. I’m excited to be back in Asia and I hope to produce some good performances to finish the rest of the season well.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“We are heading into an important part of the championship, with four GPs in the next five weeks. The Thai circuit is a challenging track, it demands great speed. It will be a tough race and we’ll have to get the set-up right in order to be competitive. To do that, we will give it maximum effort and work really hard right from the first practice session. The goal is to continue learning and gaining experience, and above all try to finish in the points.”