Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 face final round of successful season10/11/2021
Pedro Acosta and Jaume Masia go to the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, which this weekend will host the last contest of the 2021 campaign, the Valencia Grand Prix.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 celebrated the coronation of Pedro Acosta as Moto3 World Champion last Sunday at the Algarve Grand Prix, in Portugal. Now, less than a week later, the team return to action in the final round of the season: the Valencia GP. 2021 has been a year full of successes, with the Rider title adding to the Team crown.
Acosta became the new Moto3 World Champion by winning the Algarve Grand Prix and establishing an insurmountable total of 259 points. The Spaniard had a masterful lap to take the victory. This week, he wants to put the finishing touches to an exceptional campaign, closing his time in the class with a good result. Acosta has fond memories of the Valencian track, as last year he achieved two victories there – as well as a podium – in the FIM CEV.
Jaume Masia had a great weekend in Portugal and fought for the win in the race. Unfortunately, he suffered a crash in the final stages, remounting to finish 19th. This weekend, the Spaniard rides at his home circuit, where he has also put in good performances in the past. Masia is fifth in the Moto3 standings with 155 points.
The final Moto3 race of the year, scheduled for 23 laps, takes place on Sunday at 11 AM.
Circuit information – Ricardo Tormo Circuit
Length: 4.005 m / 2.489 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left hand corners: 9
Right hand corners: 5
Longest straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles
5 JAUME MASIA
“The objective for the Valencia Grand Prix is to try to be as competitive as we were at the last contest, if we push hard, we will succeed. The key to achieve a good result in Cheste will be to work hard from the first Free Practice on Friday. We will try to quickly find a good base setup for our bike, which will allow us to focus on our pace and on preparing for the contest. For sure, it will be special to ride at home and in front of the fans.”
37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“These will be the last race of the campaign, but also the last for me in the Moto3 class. I face this contest with great enthusiasm and want to have fun. We worked well at the last round, but we have to keep working hard if we want to finish the season with a good feeling. I think we can do well this weekend. I have great memories of Valencia, so we will try to repeat our previous results.”