Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 return to Misano on important week

20/10/2021

Acosta has a chance to clinch the title at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Masia’s performance will be key for the Teams Championship.

 

For the second time this year, the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli hosts a Moto3 World Championship event this weekend. Red Bull KTM Ajo come into the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the sixteenth and antepenultimate round of the 2021 season, with a mathematical chance of winning the Teams and Riders titles. Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia are motivated and prepared for the task at hand.

At the last Grand Prix, Pedro Acosta experienced an eventful race, which was stopped twice and ended with an eighth position for the Spaniard. After two weeks off, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider travels to Misano, where he will have his first opportunity to clinch the Moto3 title. Acosta is the current leader of the overall standings with 218 points.
Masia proved to be in good form at the last round, taking the pole position and battling amongst the front-runners to finish in fourth. This weekend, he will use all the knowledge acquired at the previous contest in Misano to achieve a better result this time around. With three races remaining before the end of the season, Masia occupies the fifth place in the World Championship with 135 points.

The 23-lap Moto3 race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli will take place on October 24th at 11 AM local time. 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: 530 m / 1738.85 ft.
Constructed: 1972

 

5 JAUME MASIA

“The target for the Emilia Romagna 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

“At the last GP we worked very well, and we were strong. However, a series of misfortunes combined for us in the race. Leaving aside what happened, we have to keep going in the same way, be calm, and not think about the title. I am looking forward to this weekend, as at Austin I felt very good on the bike and that makes me think that we can do a great job here. The key to achieving a positive result at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be to always remain calm, both in practice and in the contest. I like Misano, so maybe that favours us in a way.”

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