Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 face British GP with high motivation25/08/2021
Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia travel to Silverstone this week for the twelfth round of the 2021 season.
The Moto3 World Championship continues apace, moving on to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. The track hosts action after a year away, and Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia go there wanting to obtain good results. The Red Bull KTM Ajo currently lead the Teams and Rider standings thanks to the good work done by the pair to date.
Acosta enjoyed two good races in Austria, winning the first and then claiming a positive fourth place in the second. This will be the first time that Acosta has raced at Silverstone, and his goal this weekend is to adapt to the circuit as soon as possible on-board his KTM. The Spaniard leads the overall standings with 196 points, 41 ahead of his closest rival.
Masia fought for the victory to the end at the last two rounds, showing great competitiveness. The Spaniard left the Red Bull Ring with a fourth and a sixth position, earning some important points. Targeting a continuation of this good form, and with his eyes on the podium, Masia is currently fifth in the Moto3 World Championship with a total of 95 points.
The 17-lap Moto3 British Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, August 29th at 11:20 AM, local time. The last Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 victory at the circuit was achieved by Brad Binder in 2016 in Moto3.
Circuit information – Silverstone Circuit
Length: 5.900 m. / 3.666 miles
Width: 17 m. / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770 m. / 0.478 miles
5 JAUME MASIA
“I have a positive mindset and I am really looking forward to starting the British Grand Prix. The aim is to work hard and find a good setup from the beginning, in order to be able to fight for the top positions. If we continue working as we have done until now, the results will come by themselves. We will give our one hundred percent, as we always do.”
37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“In the second round in Austria we lost a good opportunity to score points and increase the gap in the championship standings. We lacked a bit more calm on the last laps. However, we learned a lot from that race, and we will apply that knowledge to be better this weekend.
This is the first time I have been to Silverstone, although, from what I have been able to see, it is a circuit similar to Qatar. It is very flat, wide and flowing. We may encounter some difficulty, so the key will be the work we do with the team and the help that Jaume [Masia] and I can give each other. The objective remains the same: to enjoy ourselves every time we go out on track.”