Acosta and Masia in search of success at MotorLand Aragon08/09/2021
The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will contest the thirteenth round of the Moto3 World Championship 2021: the Aragon Grand Prix.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 are back in action this weekend at the Aragon Grand Prix, held at a favourable track for Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia. The pair enjoyed great performances at MotorLand in the past and have the extra motivation of riding on home soil as they look to keep their position at the top of the Rider and Team standings.
At the last Grand Prix, Acosta made his first appearance at the tricky Silverstone circuit, achieving a hard-fought eleventh position in the contest. This weekend he is back to a familiar track, where last season he earned two victories and a podium in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. He also finished second in the Moto3 Junior World Championship race there in the FIM CEV last year.
Acosta leads the Moto3 World Championship with 201 points, 46 ahead of his closest rival.
Masia had another solid contest at the British Grand Prix, finishing sixth. Now he returns to MotorLand, the scene of two race victories for him last term. This experience, added to his latest strong results, give him confidence and motivation for the visit to Aragon. Masia is currently fifth in the standings with a total of 105 points.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 have previously achieved great success at MotorLand track, with two third places for Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba in 2020, a second position for Brad Binder in 2016 and a victory for Miguel Oliveira in 2015.
Circuit information – MotorLand Aragon
Length: 5.078 m / 3.155 miles
Width: 15 m / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 968 m / 3175.85 ft.
5 JAUME MASIA
“At the last round I was quite happy, because after a tough Grand Prix we got a positive finish in the race. Now we will work hard from the first session, to find a good base that will serve us for the rest of the weekend. This will allow us to be calmer and more focused on making the tyres last and the final part of the contest, because this was what hindered us at Silverstone. I have great memories of Aragon, so we will try to repeat our previous results.”
37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Silverstone was a tough weekend for us, although we managed to salvage things by scoring some important points. We took away a very important experience and did a great job. Now we face the Aragon Grand Prix with the same objective as always, which is to enjoy riding the bike and score points. This time we will strive to improve our grid position, as starting from so far back hindered us at the last race. MotorLand is a circuit that I like and I did well there in the past. In addition, we are riding at home and in front of the fans.”