Fernandez and Toba continue double-header at Jerez22/07/2020
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 duo remain at the Spanish track for the Andalucia Grand Prix this weekend.
The concentrated calendar for the 2020 Moto3 World Championship means that this weekend the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will return to the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit for the third round of the season. They do so with barely time to rest, Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba already having started working with their respective teams to achieve the best possible results at the Andalucia Grand Prix.
Fernandez proved to be in great form last week, and was always among the fastest riders at the Spanish GP at the same venue. After achieving 6th position in the second round of the season, the Spaniard is in 8th place in the Moto3 standings. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has set himself the goal of improving managing his efforts this weekend, in order to have a chance of reaching the podium places in Sunday’s race.
After a positive weekend, Toba could not carry his momentum over to the contest last Sunday. The Japanese rider finished 19th, after suffering a crash midway through the contest when in the chasing group. Kaito will seek to take another step forward, especially with his braking, which will allow him to fight for top positions.
The 22-lap third race of the year takes place on Sunday, July 26th at 11 am (local time). The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team have several achievements at Jerez from the past: A victory for Brad Binder in 2016, two second places for Luis Salom and Miguel Oliveira (2013 and 2015), and two third places for Sandro Cortese and Brad Binder (2012 and 2015).
Circuit information – Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit
Length: 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Width: 11 metres / 36.09 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 607 m / 0.377 miles
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“This week we will try to take another step forward, allowing us to fight for the podium positions. At the last race I felt very good on the bike, so we will not make any changes in terms of setup. Instead, we are going to work on our way of thinking about – and managing – practice sessions and races. We are going to do our best to leave Jerez with a strong result.”
27 KAITO TOBA
“We are going to work very hard at this Grand Prix, just as we always do at every race. We will try to improve riding under braking, as that was where we suffered the most last week. Our goal is to fight with the group at the front and compete for good results. We will give 100% for that to happen.”