Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 face French Grand Prix with great motivation07/10/2020
Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima will look for a good result in the tenth round of the World Championship this weekend.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team travel to Le Mans after a weekend off, for this season’s French Grand Prix. Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima feel ready to face what will be the third three-race run of the year, which will begin in France and end with two contests at the MotorLand Aragon track.
Jorge Martin arrives at the tenth round of the season with unfinished business from the last Grand Prix, which he was unable to end due to mechanical problems. The Spaniard aims to place on the podium at Le Mans, where in the past he achieved two pole positions – in 2017 and 2018. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider currently occupies the fifth position in the overall standings with 79 points.
Tetsuta Nagashima made a solid fightback at the Catalan Grand Prix, climbing 11 places to finish the race in 12th position. The Japanese showed a good pace in practice, so this weekend he will try to transfer his positive feeling to the French track. Nagashima is sixth in the Moto2 World Championship with 72 points.
The 25-lap Moto2 French Grand Prix has a modified schedule and will start on Sunday at 2:30 pm local time.
Circuit information – Le Mans Circuit
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Width: 13 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.418 miles
88 JORGE MARTIN
“As we enter the second half of the season, I am very positive about what we have been doing this year. I think we have done a great job; it’s just too bad that we missed two races. The objective now is going to be a little different; you have to think about doing well at each round and trying to win.
This weekend the weather will be an important factor, because it is set to rain and it will be quite cold; it will be a tough weekend but you have to be able to adapt to everything. I have never been on the podium at Le Mans, so I would like to do that for the first time this year.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“Le Mans is not one of my favourite tracks but we will do our best and work hard, as we always do. I feel good physically and I am ready for this latest round. We have to try to recover the feeling we had at Qatar and Jerez and, if we succeed, we will be able to fight for the top positions. I am looking forward to starting the Grand Prix.”