Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 look to get back on the podium in Aragon21/10/2020
Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima will close the third triple-header of the year with the Grand Prix of Teruel, Round 12 of the World Championship.
For the second consecutive weekend, the MotorLand Aragon circuit hosts the Moto2 World Championship, with the Grand Prix of Teruel taking place at the Spanish track. Red Bull KTM Ajo are aiming to repeat their great performance from last Sunday, in which both of their two riders finished inside the Top 9. Jorge Martin claimed third place in that contest and he and his teammate will aim to continue the team’s history of good results at the track, where they were on the podium for the last fourth years.
At the Aragon Grand Prix, Jorge Martin broke the circuit record and ended on the rostrum, earning a Top 3 finish for the fourth time this season – the sixth of his career in the Moto2 class. Now the Spaniard faces the 12th round of the World Championship positive and eager to compete at another home round. Martin currently occupies fifth position in the overall standings, with 95 points.
Tetsuta Nagashima showed in the last race that his feeling has improved and he would finish in the ninth place. The Japanese and his crew have already been analysing the data from the Aragon GP, to apply the lessons learnt this weekend. He is still looking to regain the confidence he showed earlier in the season, when he managed to get on the podium twice. Nagashima is sixth in the Moto2 World Championship, with 79 points.
The 21-lap Moto2 Grand Prix of Teruel race sees another change in schedule and will get underway at 2:30 pm local time. In addition to the podium achieved by Jorge Martin last Sunday, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team have two victories at the track: in 2018 and 2019 through Brad Binder. Miguel Oliveira was on the podium in 2017.
Circuit information – MotorLand Aragon
Length: 5.078 m / 3.155 miles
Width: 15 m / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 968 m / 0.601 miles
88 JORGE MARTIN
“Last week we did a great job and I am satisfied with the progress we made. However, we must continue to strive to improve, above all, the final part of the race. If we stay on the same path, we could be fighting for the podium again on Sunday. As at every Grand Prix, the team and I will do our best to achieve a good position.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“Both the team and I know what we have to do for the Teruel Grand Prix and which aspects we have to improve. We will try to make the most of all the data we have to check those points that we are struggling with the most and try to take new steps forward. Once again, I will give my one hundred percent to try to close this triple header with an optimal result.”