Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 look to repeat good results at Austrian GP11/08/2021
Acosta and Masia are ready for the second consecutive race at the Red Bull Ring, in the eleventh round of the 2021 season.
The Red Bull Ring hosts another round of the Moto3 World Championship this week, with the Austrian Grand Prix. Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia face their second consecutive contest at the track with high expectations, after both talents felt positive about last race. The good results achieved by the Spanish duo kept Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 at the top of the overall standings for both riders and teams.
At the last Grand Prix, Acosta claimed victory at the home of KTM and Red Bull in an exciting, closely contested race. With this result, the Moto3 rookie holds six wins at the Austrian track, after five triumphs in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup: one in 2019 and four in 2020. The Spaniard leads the Moto3 World Championship with 183 points.
Masia had a solid performance in the Styrian Grand Prix, and the Spaniard battled for the podium throughout the entire race – eventually crossing the line fourth. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider has previous good results at the track, finishing second there last season. Masia currently lies fifth in the table with 85 points.
The 23-lap Moto3 Austrian Grand Prix race will take place on Sunday, August 15th at 11 AM CEST. Acosta’s win last weekend was Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3’s first at the circuit, with Brad Binder having earned second there 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
“I can’t wait to start the weekend. As at previous Grands Prix, the goal for this round is to work hard from the first Free Practice on Friday. We have a second opportunity to try to leave Austria with a great result and we will give our 100% to make that happen. The support of KTM and Red Bull fans at the circuit gives me extra motivation.”
37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We come into this round off a positive weekend, in which we were able to be competitive in every session. We continued on the same path that we had been on in the last races before the summer break, which was important for us. For this contest, we want to focus on improving our pace. As always, the objective will be to enjoy ourselves every time we go out on the track, since that is when things work out best. At the previous Grand Prix, we could feel the affection from the Red Bull and KTM fans, so I’m looking forward to getting back on track and seeing them all again.”