Fernandez and Toba finish up for 2019 with high hopes


The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders wrapped up the second and final test day at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, ahead of the winter break.


The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team now head into the winter break with their work plan done, after completing two positive test days at the Valencian track. On Tuesday, Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba continued to make great strides in their adaptation to the team and the bike. The riders are both satisfied with the results they obtained, after notching up several runs at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.

As was the case yesterday, the track was open from 10 am to 5 pm, during which time Raul completed a total of 42 laps, riding very comfortably and making consistent progress. The Spaniard completed his plan for Tuesday shortly after midday, finishing his track activity early. After two positive test days, Raul is ready to take advantage of the winter break to prepare as well as possible for the first test of 2020.

On the other side of the box, Toba made the most of the second day of practice, testing both the 2019 and 2020 bikes. The Japanese rider continued with his adaptation to the team, as one of the most active men on track today, completing a total of 76 laps. Kaito felt comfortable throughout the day and leaves Valencia with a good feeling.

The next time the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders get into action will be in February, once the preparation for the 2020 World Championship resumes.



“We had a positive day to conclude 2019. I settled in very well with my crew and I’m happy with the progress we made, as we have improved on each run out on track. I really like the work dynamic that the team have and I think it will help me to grow a lot as a rider. On this second day, I was specially satisfied with the good feeling I had on the bike. The team are helping me to understand this machine, making learning my way easier and faster. Now I have my focus set on next year; it’s time to prepare well and have a productive preseason.”


“On this second day of testing we tried some different setting options. It was positive because at the end we were able to find a good set-up. Also, I was able to reduce my lap times and ride faster than on my previous visits to the track. I feel good with the 2020 bike, so I leave Valencia with a positive impression and I’m looking forward to starting preseason in 2020.”