Martin and Nagashima all set for the penultimate Moto2 round11/11/2020
Red Bull KTM Ajo team will work hard this weekend at the Valencia GP to keep up their good results at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 face a second consecutive round at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit this weekend. The Valencia Grand Prix is the 14th and penultimate event of the season, and both Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima will seek to achieve good results in this final stretch of the 2020 campaign. In addition, the duo have extra motivation in the form of their previous success at the track, where the team were on the podium on their last four visits.
Last weekend, Martin claimed his fifth rostrum of the year, finishing the European Grand Prix in second place. The Spaniard adapted to changing weather, and proved to be fast regardless of the condition of the track. He is enjoying a strong end to the season and will aim to keep that going at the penultimate round of 2020. After 13 contests, Martin occupies the fifth position in the Moto2 World Championship, with 125 points.
Nagashima took a leap forward last Sunday, climbing ten places on race day to finish in 12th at the European GP. This weekend the Japanese will try to carry over the good feeling he had at the track to a second consecutive round, and also claim a better spot on the grid that will allow him to fight for the top positions in the contest. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider is positive about the Valencia Grand Prix and has already started working with his crew. Nagashima is currently 7th in the overall standings, with 85 points.
The 25-lap Moto2 Valencia Grand Prix will take place on Sunday at 12:20 pm local time. In addition to the second position achieved by Jorge Martin last weekend, Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 have accumulated three victories on the track: two for Miguel Oliveira in 2017 and 2018, and one for Brad Binder in 2019.
Circuit information – Ricardo Tormo Circuit
Length: 4.005 m / 2.489 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left hand corners: 9
Right hand corners: 5
Longest straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles
88 JORGE MARTIN
“This weekend we are going to try to keep up the positive work that we demonstrated at the European Grand Prix. We will have to push hard, since all of our rivals are sure to go faster than last time – especially if it is dry. We will try to fight for a good result again and, if possible, repeat a podium. As we always do, we will try our best.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“I’m prepared for this weekend. I know what I have to do. If all of the practice sessions are dry, it will be positive for us. Although the result last weekend was not what I had hoped for, my feeling was quite good. We are going to work very hard in this second round in Valencia to try to get a great position.”