Austrian GP continues whirlwind schedule for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto212/08/2020
Tetsuta Nagashima and Jorge Martin travel to the Red Bull Ring to compete in the fifth round of the World Championship this weekend.
The packed 2020 calendar gives no respite for the Red Bull KTM Ajo, and just one week on from the Czech GP they find themselves in Austria for the fifth round of the Moto2 World Championship. Tetsuta Nagashima and Jorge Martin will be in action in the second of three consecutive race weekends – the first of two at the Red Bull Ring. The team are on a positive run at the track, having been on the podium for the past two years.
In the Czech Republic, Nagashima made a strong comeback to go from 21st on the grid to 11th at the chequered flag, scoring some important points. After a tough weekend at Brno, Tetsuta is 3rd in the overall standings. This week, the Japanese rider arrives in Austrian wanting to fight for the top positions again. The Red Bull Ring is a track that he likes and where he took pole position last year, serving as an extra motivation for him.
Martin rounded off an intense weekend at the Czech Grand Prix with an 8th place finish, earning points in the process. He occupies 6th position in the Moto2 World Championship. The Spaniard has fond memories of Austria, where he was on the podium in third in both 2017 and 2018. Jorge comes into the fifth round of the Moto2 World Championship motivated to claim a good position.
The 25-lap Austrian GP race will take place on Sunday, August 16th at 12:20 pm local time. Previously, Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 have earned strong results at the track: a second place finish for Miguel Oliveira in 2018 and a victory for Brad Binder in 2019.
Circuit information – Red Bull Ring
Length: 4.318 m / 2.683 miles
Width: 13 metres / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 3
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 626 m / 0.389 miles
88 JORGE MARTIN
“We are going to work hard to make this Grand Prix much better than the previous one. The Red Bull Ring in Austria is a track that favours my riding style, as it has very hard braking – one of my strengths. In recent seasons I have achieved good results there, so I hope to be able to repeat that this year.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“We still have two back-to-back contests to come, so we have to work hard. This week we race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, a circuit that personally I like a lot. Last year I took pole position there, so we will try to repeat the good results again this time around. We have to reset and do our best to fight for the top positions.”