Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team to make long-awaited return14/07/2020
Tetsuta Nagashima and Jorge Martin get back on their bikes this week at the Spanish Grand Prix, for the second race of 2020.
More than four months have passed since the Qatar round of the Moto2 season, which made way for an uncertain situation following the first race of 2020. After a long wait, this week the Moto2 World Championship returns to action at the Spanish Grand Prix. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2, the current leaders of the Team Standings, are motivated to fight for strong results with riders Tetsuta Nagashima and Jorge Martin.
The winner of the first race of the year, Nagashima arrives at Jerez with extensive experience of the track, since it will be his fifth participation in this Grand Prix in the Moto2 class. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has taken advantage of the recent months of inactivity to continue preparing physically and mentally, and now faces the second race of the year with great enthusiasm.
Martin has also been training hard in a strict routine during the lockdown. The 22-year-old suffered disappointment on race day in Qatar, and is determined to give his all for a strong result at his home circuit to mark the return to action.
The 23-lap Moto2 Spanish GP race starts on Sunday at 12:20 pm CEST. Red Bull KTM Ajo have taken a second and a third position at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit in previous years.
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
88 JORGE MARTIN
“After so many months without getting on the race bikes and with such a full schedule, it will be difficult for everyone. There is going to be a lot of pressure on us but I think I am physically and mentally prepared for what is to come. We are going to make the most of the test we have on Wednesday to get our feeling back and prepare well for the race on Sunday.
I feel strong and ready to fight for the victory. I have the potential to be on the top spots. I am excited to get back going and to see how we do in a ‘sprint’ season.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“Going so long without being able to compete in any race has been tough and very strange. Normally, once the season starts, we have a short break of two or three weeks, but the rest of the time we spend at the circuits. I am excited that the competition can finally resume this week.
With such a packed schedule, we cannot afford to make any mistakes if we want to fight for the title. We have to be very focused and not get injured. My goal for this weekend will be to fight for the top positions – although I don’t want to suffer any crash, so we will have to stay calm.”