Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 return to Sachsenring16/06/2021
Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia face the first of two consecutive race weekends, taking on the German Grand Prix.
The Moto3 World Championship season continues apace, and this week the series hits Sachsenring, the scene of the German Grand Prix. Red Bull KTM Ajo have two consecutive rounds ahead of them before the summer break and hope to claim strong results from them. Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia will do their best to maintain a positive streak for the structure, who lead the Teams standing.
At the last Grand Prix in Barcelona, Acosta accomplished a great feat, starting from 25th position and eventually leading the race at several points. The Spaniard finished in seventh place after an intense finale to the contest. Now the rookie comes to another circuit that he likes: In 2019, during his time in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, he won a round at the German track. Acosta continues to lead the overall standings with 120 points.
Masia worked hard at the Catalan Grand Prix and took a great leap forward on Sunday to finish fourth – overcoming a tough round. This weekend, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider travels to Germany in search of a good result and is in third place in the Moto3 World Championship with 72 points.
The Moto3 German Grand Prix will start on Sunday at 11 AM local time and is scheduled for 27 laps. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 have fond memories of the track, where they won with Sandro Cortese and Jack Miller in 2012 and 2014, respectively, and took a second place with Luis Salom in 2013.
Circuit information – Sachsenring
Length: 3.671 m / 2.281 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m / 2296.59 ft.
5 JAUME MASIA
“In this short break I tried to get back to 100% fitness, since between races it is always more difficult to do that. Now we have two consecutive rounds, something that will be very good for us to try to score a lot of points and go into the summer feeling well.
Sachsenring is a track that I’ve always found a little difficult, but Qatar was not a favourable circuit for me either and we got a great result there with this bike and this team. I have a positive mindset and I am really looking forward to starting the Grand Prix. The aim is to work hard to try to find the best setup from the beginning, and we will see how the weekend unfolds. For the contest, the goal is to be in the top positions.”
37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“After two consecutive weeks of racing, I rested a little over these past few days, although I continued training and preparing for these two Grand Prix that we have coming up. I am facing this final stretch before the summer break motivated and looking forward to completing this first part of the year well. Sachsenring is a track that I really like, and there are no long straights there – something that we have suffered the most with lately. The year I rode there with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies I liked it, so let’s see if we can do well this time too. As at the previous rounds, we aren’t setting any targets. We will try to have fun and try to get back to riding like I was in Qatar.”