Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 2020 riders debut with team in Valencia test25/11/2019
Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba completed the first of two days of testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on Monday, before their winter break.
The 2020 Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders started their preparation for next season at the Valencian track, with the first of their two scheduled practice days with the team. After choosing not to go out on track in the test in Jerez last week due to rain, Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba rode their new bikes for the first time and both talents completed their Monday work with a positive feeling.
The test lasted from 10 am until 5 pm, although the windy and cold conditions early in the morning delayed the beginning of the action. Fernandez made the most of his time on track right up until the end of the afternoon, as one of the most active riders of the day, with a total of 62 laps. The Spaniard completed his plan with the team, looking for the best possible set-up for his bike. Raul was very positive and satisfied with his adaptation to the Red Bull KTM Ajo machine following his Monday work.
On the other side of the box, Toba dedicated the first day of the test to adapting to the team’s work system and getting to know his new bike. The Japanese rider put in a total of 49 laps, making constant progress, despite having a light crash without consequences.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team have a final test day tomorrow at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, before starting their winter break.
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“It was a very positive Monday. I’m really happy with how the first day of work went with the team, I get along well with my crew. On the other hand, it was complicated, as we were comparing different points of this year’s bike with the 2020 bike. It is a machine with which I am already familiar, so I immediately found the feeling and I was able to ride quickly. Still, we have to continue working on the setting so that I feel even more comfortable. Tomorrow we will keep on testing to try to find a good set-up which will give us the base for the February tests.”
27 KAITO TOBA
“We are positive after the first day of the test. At the beginning it was a bit harder, as it was my first time riding this bike. However, little by little I improved and, in general, my feelings were good. Tomorrow we will work hard again and we plan to do several tests with the suspension. We hope to continue taking steps forward.”