Red Bull KTM Ajo continue to make progress at Portimao official test


Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado complete a positive second day of testing at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portugal.


Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 continued their pre-season work on the second day of the Portimao official test this Sunday. Jaume Masia had an intense day of testing with his team, looking for the best setup for his machine. Teammate Dani Holgado took further steps forward in the process of adapting to the class, as well as overcoming discomfort in his left leg.

Conditions saw less wind than on Saturday and radiant sunshine, and the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders were able to make the most of their Sunday track time. Jaume Masia used his 49 laps to fine-tune the setup of his KTM, particularly with a soft tyre. The Spaniard lowered his personal best from yesterday with a time of 1:48.535, earning him 14th.

Dani Holgado focused on his objective of continuing to learn and improve. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rookie also went faster than on Saturday, with his 1:48.724 time some 7 tenths quicker than his previous best. The Spanish youngster was 19th on the combined timesheets for the three sessions and completed 50 laps.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 duo will contest the last of the three days of testing in Portimao on Monday.

Results (Combined practice times Day 2)
1. Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda) 1:47.390
2. Dennis Foggia (Honda) 1:47.409 +0.019
3. Andrea Migno (Honda) 1:47.509 +0.119
4. Carlos Tatay (CFMoto) 1:47.734 +0.344
5. Riccardo Rossi (KTM) 1:48.031 +0.641
14. Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:48.535 +1.145
19. Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:48.724 +1.334



“The second day has been positive, overall. I have been working very well with the team to finetune some small things, in order to feel more comfortable with the soft tyre and be able to be more competitive on hot laps. Tomorrow will be the last day of pre-season, so we’ll try to leave Portimao with the best feeling that we can, before the first Grand Prix of the year.”


“Today has been a very positive day, because we have taken a step forward in terms of our pace and lap times. I’m very happy, because every day we are making progress, which in the end is our goal. Tomorrow is the last day of testing for this pre-season, so we will try to keep up this positive work. We will also take advantage of Monday to finish outlining some details that will allow us to get as prepared as possible for Qatar.”