Fernandez and Toba ready for second round in Austria

19/08/2020

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders will try to close a three-race run with a good result at a home Grand Prix. 

 

The Red Bull KTM Ajo team contest the sixth round of the Moto3 World Championship this weekend, as they stay on at the Red Bull Ring. The Grand Prix of Styria is the second event in a row held in Austria, and Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba will end an intense run of three races on consecutive weeks. The team once again have the extra motivation of racing at their home GP, and the duo will work hard alongside their crew to fight for good results.

Raul Fernandez claimed 9th place at the Austrian Grand Prix, picking up the latest of the 43 points that put him fifth in the overall standings. The Spaniard showed a fast pace throughout the weekend, achieving a second pole position in a row and being one of the quickest riders in the practice sessions. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 talent feels comfortable on-board his KTM, and this Sunday will attempt to carry over his pace to the race itself.

Kaito Toba had a tough Austrian Grand Prix, riding in a large group. He was just 4 seconds off the top spot, despite crossing the finish line in 20th position. The Japanese rider occupies 19th in the overall standings with 12 points. This weekend, Toba aims to improve his spot on the grid in order to have a more straightforward race.

The 23-lap Moto3 Grand Prix of Styria will start at 11 am on August 23rd. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team already have a podium at the circuit, from Brad Binder’s second place in the 2016 season.

 

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
Constructed: 1969
Modified: 1996

 

25 RAUL FERNANDEZ

“We have to continue in the same way, working hard to make the most of this opportunity we have at the Red Bull Ring. The bike is going well, I feel comfortable on it, so we won’t have to do too much when it comes to our setup. I hope the weather holds up this weekend, so that we can continue to gain kilometres and experience. As always, we will do our best.”

27 KAITO TOBA

“Our objective for this Grand Prix is to improve our grid position. It is important to start from high up the order. In addition, we must try to be more consistent and not make small mistakes. Both the team and I are going to work very hard from the first practice session onwards to keep progressing, so that we can be fighting for front positions. I feel good on the bike and I like how it is working, so now we have to take that step forward.”

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