Acosta and Masia look for just rewards at the San Marino GP

15/09/2021

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders take on the fourteenth race of the season this weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

 

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team travel to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli this weekend for the San Marino Grand Prix with Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia beginning their second week of consecutive races. The duo are ready to get back to a positive dynamic of results. With five rounds remaining, the structure remain leaders in the Team and Rider standings.

At the last Grand Prix, Acosta suffered a crash just 4 laps from the end, when he was fighting for victory. Already confirmed as Rookie of the Year in the Moto3 class, he heads to a circuit that he likes very much. In addition, in 2019 the Spaniard won at San Marino in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Acosta continues to lead the overall standings with a total of 201 points, 46 ahead of his closest rival.

Masia salvaged a tough weekend for him, taking tenth in the race. Now the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider faces the San Marino round wanting to fight at the front and end the back-to-back events with a good result. The Spaniard is fifth in the Moto3 World Championship standings with 111 points.

The 23-lap Moto3 race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli will take place on September 19th at 11 AM local time. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 achieved a victory there in 2016 thanks to Brad Binder and a second place in 2015 for Miguel Oliveira.

Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

Length: 4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Width: 14 m / 45.93 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 565 m / 0.351 miles
Constructed: 1969

 

5 JAUME MASIA

“The target for the San Marino Grand Prix is the same as always: to work well, on the right path, and find a good setup in order to be able to fight for a positive result. We will try to make as few mistakes as possible and do our best on Sunday. Obviously, I will try to fight for the podium and pick up as many points as we can. We will give our 100% to be prepared for the race.”

37 PEDRO ACOSTA

“We have to start thinking about when it is worth settling for points and when we can fight for victory, to not make mistakes like at Aragon. Physically, we are prepared for this second consecutive racing weekend, as the last round was not very tough on my fitness. Mentally, I am looking forward to working with the team again, as we want to make up for last Sunday with a good performance in San Marino. Misano is a circuit that I really like and we will suffer less in terms of our engine. The objective for this weekend will be to learn and understand what the best way is to handle the race.”

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