Czech Grand Prix the next challenge for Fernandez and Toba05/08/2020
The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will face the fourth round of the 2020 Moto3 season this weekend at Brno.
The Moto3 World Championship is picking up pace, and this week it heads to Brno for the Czech Grand Prix, the fourth contest of the season for the series. The Red Bull KTM Ajo team are ready for an intense run of three consecutive races, which will take them from Brno to Austria during the month of August. After both riders finished in the points at the Andalucia GP, Fernandez and Toba will seek to continue with the good pace they have shown in recent rounds.
Fernandez has been one of the most consistent riders in the class since the start of the season, and has been a regular in the battle for the lead on raceday. After topping the Friday timesheets at the Andalucia GP, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider placed 6th on the Sunday and is 7th in the overall standings. The Spaniard has prior experience of the podium in the Czech Republic, thanks to a second place in the 2016 Red Bull Rookies Cup.
Teammate Kaito Toba continues to take steps forward with every practice session and race. The Japanese finished 11th in the third round of the 2020 campaign, held at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit, and fought in the leading group. After a week off, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider is ready to continue gaining experience and confidence on-board his KTM.
The 18-lap Moto3 contest will take place on Sunday, August 9th at 11 am local time. On previous visits to Brno, Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 have claimed a victory with Luis Salom in 2013, as well as two podiums – with Sandro Cortese in 2012 and Brad Binder in 2015.
Circuit information – Automotodrom Brno
Length: 5.403 m / 3,36 miles
Width: 15 m / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 636 m / 0,395 miles
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“We come into this weekend off two strong contests, in which we made improvement along the way. We achieved the same result in both races, but the feeling we had at the last GP was very good, as we were fighting for the podium for most of the contest. My goal for the Czech Grand Prix is to take further steps forward that allow me to compete for the top positions. We have to work hard for that, and we will do so. In addition, Brno is a circuit that I like, and I have great memories of it from my previous visits. I am ready and I am approaching these three events in August in a positive way.”
27 KAITO TOBA
“In the two contests held at Jerez we managed to maintain our consistent progress, which is, without a doubt, something that is very positive. For the Czech Grand Prix, my goal will be to fight at the front again. For us to do this, both the team and I will give 100%. Brno is a track that I like. I am ready to face these three consecutive race weekends; I enjoy this kind of run and it will be a great challenge.”