“In the second half of the year, I will focus on working with greater peace of mind.”19/07/2021
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider, winner of the inaugural race of the year in Qatar, is motivated to return from the summer break strongly.
In his first season with the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3, Jaume Masia has made a quick adaptation to the team, achieving victory at the opening round of 2021 in Qatar. The Spaniard was also on the podium in Italy and, despite having to deal with a series of setbacks, has produced some solid performances. Masia speaks at the summer break to assess how the campaign has gone so far.
How do you rate the first half of the 2021 season?
“The first half of the year has not been positive. Things have not turned out as we expected, although there is still a long way to go this season and I still believe in the potential we have. That is the most important thing of all.”
What has been the best moment from the nine races so far?
“For me, the best moment was the start of the season, in Qatar. We were getting the year underway and, on my debut Grand Prix with the team, we got the victory. It was a very nice feeling and I remember it with great fondness.”
How has your adaptation to the team and its working philosophy been?
“I have adapted to the team with tremendous ease. The working methodology that we have is very good, so we have to make an effort to keep going like this. However, in the first half of the year there have been many moments in which things going well or not hasn’t been in our hands.”
“We will try to be competitive again and try to fight to be on the podium at every race.”
What would you like to improve after the summer break?
“In the second half of the season I will focus on working with greater peace of mind. Lately the competition has been very close, so knowing how to handle certain moments and do things differently from others will help us.”
What is the goal for the remainder of the season?
“The aim is to continue taking the maximum amount of points possible. We will try to be competitive again and try to fight to be on the podium – or at least at the front – at every race.”
How are you going to spend the five-week summer break?
“This summer break, I had a week off to disconnect a little and recharge my batteries. Now I get back on it and I’m training to the fullest to be well prepared for the start of the second half of the season in Austria.”