Tetsuta Nagashima takes on San Marino GP this weekend10/09/2020
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider faces the seventh round of the World Championship this week, whilst Jorge Martin misses out for health reasons.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team’s packed schedule for 2020 resumes this weekend with the San Marino Grand Prix. The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli will host two consecutive races as part of a trio of back-to-back events, ending in Barcelona. Tetsuta Nagashima has used the past two weeks to prepare physically and mentally for a busy September. Teammate Jorge Martin will not participate at this round due to health reasons.
Tetsuta Nagashima finished 4th at the Styrian GP and regained the pace and good feeling he had at the beginning of the season – when he took victory in Qatar. Refreshed and aiming to continue to improve with his Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 bike everyday, the Japanese rider currently occupies fourth position in the World Championship, 11 points behind his teammate.
Jorge Martin has been unable to travel to San Marino due to a positive test for COVID-19. The Spaniard feels well and is quarantined at home, respecting the safety protocols of the health authorities. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team hope that he will be able to make a speedy return to the paddock to continue the great work done at recent rounds.
The 25-lap Moto2 race will be held on Sunday, September 13th at 12:20 pm local time. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team were last on the podium in Misano when Miguel Oliveira took second place in 2018.
Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Length: 4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Width: 14 m / 45.93 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 565 m / 0.351 miles
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“I am ready for another Grand Prix this weekend. These days off have allowed me to refresh my mind. We are also going to a circuit that is very special to me, as Misano holds a place in my heart because Shoya [Tomizawa]. Both the team and I are going to work very hard to get a good result and challenge for the podium places.”