Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 target repeat performance at Doha Grand Prix31/03/2021
The top two finishers last weekend, Jaume Masia and Pedro Acosta stay on in Qatar for the second round of the season.
The 2021 Moto3 World Championship kicked off last weekend with a spectacular one-two for Red Bull KTM Ajo at the Qatar Grand Prix. Now, Jaume Masia and Pedro Acosta return to the Qatari track to compete in the second contest of the season, the Doha GP. The team aim to continue to fight at the front in the race, to round off a successful three weeks at Losail.
Less than seven days ago, Masia claimed the first victory of the year, and the fourth of his career, in a very close contest that was decided by thousandths of a second. He showed that he is in top form, with a strong and consistent pace throughout the weekend. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider leads the Moto3 World Championship standings with 25 points. The Spaniard has already started working with his team to obtain another good result this Sunday.
Acosta debuted in the World Championship with a creditable second place, just behind his teammate. The Spaniard would lead the race on several occasions, dicing with some of the most experienced riders in the class. The reigning Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup champion will try to go one better this time around, although his only goal remains learning and enjoying riding his KTM Moto3 bike.
The 18-lap Doha Grand Prix gets underway at the Losail International Circuit on Sunday at 5 PM local time.
Circuit information – Losail International Circuit
Length: 5.380 metres / 3.343 miles
Width: 12 metres / 39.37 ft
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 1.068 metres / 0.664 miles
5 JAUME MASIA
“It was an intense three weeks, but the conditions are the same for everyone. Having won the last race also makes us approach this second Grand Prix in Qatar in a different way. My goal for this round is to take things day by day and keep improving, session after session. We will give our 100% to be prepared for Sunday.”
37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We are starting our third consecutive week of work in Qatar. Even though it has been so many days, I’m dealing with it well and have been working with the team during the rest time between races. This has allowed us to further strengthen our personal and working relationship.
I have no specific target for the Doha Grand Prix. This is my rookie year, and my main goal is to enjoy every outing on track, have fun and learn. When you like what you do is when things turn out best for you, and we are faster when that happens.”