Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 eager to contest team’s home Grand Prix

12/08/2020

Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba face the first round of the Austrian double-header in the World Championship.

 

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3’s intense month of August continues this weekend, taking them to Austria for the second race of a triple-header. The Red Bull Ring will host two consecutive contests for the series, starting with the Austrian Grand Prix. Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba come into the round with extra motivation, as it is one of their team’s home events.

After finishing sixth in the Czech Republic, Fernandez is one of the few riders in his class to have scored points at every race held so far. Thanks to his perseverance, the Spaniard is fifth in the overall standings with 36 points. Now the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 talent travels to a circuit he knows well, having ridden there in the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2015 and 2016, and he hopes to continue with the good work that he has shown in recent rounds.

Toba made constant progress at Brno and was gaining confidence day after day, ultimately finishing 11th last Sunday. The Japanese will try to continue taking steps forward in order to enter the fight for the top positions on raceday. To do this, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider will work hard with his crew to improve his start and opening laps. Toba occupies 18th position in the Moto3 World Championship with 12 points.

The 23-lap Moto3 Austrian Grand Prix will take place at 11 am on August 16th. Red Bull KTM Ajo have a previous Moto3 podium at the venue through Brad Binder’s second place in 2016.

 

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

“In these two races that we have ahead of us in Austria we will try to continue with the same work as at previous rounds. The goal for this weekend is to maintain the consistency that we have shown at the last few Grands Prix. Our approach to practice is clear, so we have to do our best to stay at this level. I want to thank the team again, as they are doing a great job and they are also very honest with me.”

27 KAITO TOBA

“We have to improve our start of the race for this Grand Prix; we must to be faster at the beginning. If we succeed in doing that, we can be fighting for the top positions in Austria. Both the team and I are going to work very hard to make it happen. In addition, I have good memories of the track from the past, so I hope to have some more positive moments there this year.”

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