Acosta and Masia arrive at Styrian Grand Prix with renewed energy04/08/2021
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 kick off the second half of the season with two consecutive race weekends at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Five weeks have passed since the conclusion of the Dutch GP and the start of the summer break for Red Bull KTM Ajo. After a long period of rest and preparation, Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia are back in action even stronger, and ready to take on two consecutive rounds at the Red Bull Ring in Austria – the home of KTM and Red Bull. This weekend it is the Styrian Grand Prix, the tenth round of the 2021 season, and the Red Bull KTM Ajo lead the way in both the individual and team standings.
Acosta surprised everyone in the first half of the season, achieving four victories and an additional podium. The Red Bull KTM Ajo talent starts the second half of the campaign at a favourable circuit for him, as he won in Austria five times during his spell in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2019 and 2020 (x4). Acosta is the current series leader with 158 points.
Masia won the inaugural race of the season in Qatar and claimed another podium at the Italian Grand Prix before the summer break. In the second half of the campaign, the Spaniard wants to continue with the good results, and this weekend he will try to repeat or better his second placed finish at the Red Bull Ring last year. Masia is fifth in the Moto3 World Championship with 72 points.
The 23-lap Moto3 Styrian Grand Prix race will take place on Sunday, August 8th at 11 AM CEST. Red Bull KTM Ajo were last on the podium at the Austrian track thanks to Brad Binder’s second position in 2016.
Circuit information – Red Bull Ring
Length: 4.318 m / 2.683 miles
Width: 13 metres / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 3
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 626 m / 2053.81 ft.
5 JAUME MASIA
“The holidays went well. I had time to relax, have fun and think about what we need to improve. In the second part of the summer, I focused on training on a bike to get my feeling again. Overall, it has been a positive few weeks for me.
Austria brings back very good memories, so I face these two rounds with great enthusiasm. Racing at the home of KTM and Red Bull is extra motivation. We will work hard to do well. The objective is to try to be as competitive as we were at the beginning of the season and, if we push hard, we will succeed.”
37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“For the first week of the summer break, I took the opportunity to rest a little. It is important to clear your mind to be able to face the remainder of the season well, as it is going to be intense. I also used the break to train hard, working on the weak points that we had during the first half of the year. I feel ready for the races in Austria, with extra strength that we did not have at the beginning of the campaign.
The Red Bull Ring is a circuit that I like, as it suits my riding style. Racing at the home of KTM and Red Bull is a boost in motivation. The objective continues to be to enjoy ourselves, and if we continue working as we have done until now, the results will come by themselves.”