Red Bull KTM Ajo eager to discover Mandalika International Circuit16/03/2022
Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado face the second race of the year, the Indonesian Grand Prix, at a track unfamiliar to both riders.
The 2022 Moto3 World Championship season boasts a new track on the calendar, as the series visits the Mandalika International Circuit for the first time, this week. Red Bull KTM Ajo will take part at the Indonesian Grand Prix, the second round of the campaign, with Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado facing the challenge of adapting to an unknown territory.
Masia wants to make up for his misfortune in the last race, when the Spaniard was unable to finish the contest due to a collision with another rider when battling for the victory. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider had shown over the course of the weekend that he was one of the fastest on the grid, securing a front row start in qualifying. Masia approaches the Indonesian Grand Prix motivated to continue working with the team and fight for the top positions once more.
Holgado accumulated kilometres and significant experience at the opening round of the 2022 season, in which he finished in 16th place. The Spaniard enjoyed a solid weekend, taking continuous steps forward in his adaptation to the class, despite having to contend with discomfort in his left leg. This week, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rookie once again has the task of learning a new venue and continuing his progress.
The first Moto3 World Championship race at the Mandalika International Circuit will take place on Sunday, March 20th at 12 AM, local time. The Indonesian Grand Prix is scheduled for 23 laps.
Circuit information – Mandalika International Circuit
Length: 4.3 kilometres / 2.68 miles
Width: 15 metres / 49.21 ft
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 11
Longest straight: 507 metres / 1663.39 ft.
#5 JAUME MASIA
“This week, we head to the new Mandalika International Circuit, in Indonesia, so we’ll see how well we adapt to this track. We are ready and very excited for this new challenge. My goal for the second round of the year is to take things day by day and keep improving, session after session. We will continue to work calmly, but always giving our best. We have to go step by step and, if we have the chance to fight for a top position, we will do it.”
#96 DANI HOLGADO
“I am very excited and eager to start the Grand Prix. In Qatar, we had a positive weekend, but in the race, we found it a little more tough due to my fitness. Now I feel better, and I arrive in Indonesia a little stronger on my left side, which is where I suffered my injury. I am looking forward to starting to work with the team, to see if we are able to take further steps forward. We’ll see how we do at this new circuit.”