Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 start intense August at Brno05/08/2020
Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima begin a run of three consecutive races with the Czech Grand Prix.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 have been preparing for a gruelling run of races in August, which features rounds on three consecutive weekends. They go into the Czech Grand Prix as leaders of the Team World Championship, as well as the rider standings through Tetsuta Nagashima. The Japanese and his teammate, Jorge Martin, will seek to maintain their consistency from the start of the 2020 season.
Nagashima reaches the fourth round of the year as the Moto2 World Championship leader, with a victory and a second place to his name so far. At the Andalucia GP, the Japanese fought back from 19th to claim 11th position, picking up some important points. Focused on Sunday’s race, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider will attempt to keep up his strong pace, at a circuit he knows well from racing there on four previous occasions.
Martin finished the second race at Jerez in 6th place, the same position he occupies in the overall standings. The Spaniard maintained a solid pace throughout the contest, and this weekend will continue working to take further steps forward and fight for the top positions. In addition, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider has fond memories of Brno, where he took a podium in 2016 with second place.
The 19-lap Moto2 race will take place on Sunday, August 9th at 12:20 pm local time. Red Bull KTM Ajo hold a victory at the track from 2018, achieved by Miguel Oliveira.
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
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I can’t wait for the Czech Grand Prix, after the two good races that we had at Jerez. The bike is very competitive and the team are working well. We must try to be very consistent in these three consecutive contests, but especially this one at Brno. We will look to take further steps forward that allow us to fight for victory, and score the maximum points possible in the hunt for the title.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“The two races at Jerez went quite positive, especially the Spanish GP where I felt good. The second contest there was going well, but I suffered a crash in FP3 and from that moment on I didn’t feel 100% physically. Eventually on the Sunday we managed to pick up some points, which was positive.
At Brno I will try to fight for the podium again. This is not one of my favourite tracks, and it will be a bit tough, but last year the rounds at Brno and Austria were two strong weekends for me, so I will try to be amongst the top positions in the three consecutive contests we have in August.”