Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 take on second round in Valencia in top form11/11/2020
Fernandez and Toba will look to keep up their good results at the Valencia Grand Prix, the 14th and penultimate round of the Moto3 World Championship.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 are in strong form, evidenced by results at the last three races that have included a podium finish for at least one of their riders. Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba return to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit this weekend for the second consecutive round: the Valencia Grand Prix. The team are ready to take on the penultimate event of the 2020 season.
Last Sunday, Fernandez achieved his first Grand Prix victory and his second podium of the season, leading the race from start to finish. The Spaniard showed that he is competitive whatever the track conditions, going fast both in the all-wet practice sessions and in the dry contest. The 20-year-old has momentum on his side going into the Valencia GP and currently occupies the 7th position in the overall standings with 118 points.
Toba experienced a difficult end to the European Grand Prix, retiring from the race late on due to a mechanical issue. However, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider showed good pace in practice, despite tough track conditions due to rain. The Japanese wants to make the most of his second opportunity at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit and, together with his crew, will work to add to the podium he took at the Teruel round. Toba is 17th in the Moto3 World Championship with 40 points.
The 23-lap Valencia GP contest is scheduled for Sunday, November 15th at 11 pm, local time. In addition to Raul Fernandez’s victory last weekend, Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 won at this track with Jack Miller in 2014, Miguel Oliveira in 2015, Brad Binder in 2016 and Can Öncü in 2018.
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
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“This Grand Prix will be very different from the previous one, since last week almost all of the sessions were in the wet. We only had the warm-up and the race in the dry, which made it difficult, although luckily we did well. Everything seems to indicate that it will not rain during the Valencia GP, so we will be able to work much better. I am looking forward to getting this round underway, as we know the points we have to improve on for Sunday’s contest. As always, we will give our one hundred percent and we will try for a good result.”
27 KAITO TOBA
“I am looking forward to taking advantage of this second opportunity in Valencia to get a good result. We were unlucky in the race last week, so I hope we can do a great job this time. I will try to change my mentality, reset and face the round with high motivation. Both the team and I will work hard from the start and, as always, we will do our best.”