Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 ready for next mission at Termas de Rio Hondo30/03/2022
Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado will compete in the Argentina Grand Prix, the third round of the 2022 season.
The Moto3 World Championship season makes its only stop in South America this year, with the Argentina Grand Prix this weekend. Red Bull KTM Ajo will be back at the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit for the first time since 2019, for the third round of the campaign. Jaume Masia, who knows the track well, and first-timer Dani Holgado are enthusiastic and motivated for the weekend.
At the last race, the Indonesian Grand Prix, Masia once again showed great potential and fought for the podium. Finally, the Spaniard finished in seventh position on his debut at the Mandalika International Circuit, earning points in the process. This week, he returns to Termas de Rio Hondo, a track of which he has fond memories, since it was there that he achieved his first Grand Prix victory back in 2019. He currently occupies 12th place in the standings with 9 points.
Holgado rounded off the Indonesian Grand Prix with a good performance in the race, finishing ninth after battling in the leading group. In only his second contest with the team, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rookie proved to be a match for the top riders in the class, accumulating significant experience at the Indonesian track. Now he travels to another new circuit for him. Holgado will continue working with his team to continue adapting to Moto3, and he is 14th in the World Championship with 7 points.
The 21-lap Moto3 Argentina Grand Prix will start at 12 PM local time on Sunday.
Circuit information – Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit
Length: 4.806 m / 2.986 miles
Width: 16 metres / 52.49 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.076 m / 0.669 miles
#5 JAUME MASIA
“After two seasons away, we return to a track that I have fond memories of, because I got my first Grand Prix victory in 2019 in Argentina. However, this weekend we will have to work hard to remember the ins and outs and needs that this circuit demands. The objective, once again, will be to do our best from the first Free Practice session onwards, and to improve with each outing on track. We will try to find a good setup that allows us to give one hundred percent. On Sunday, we will try to put in a strong performance in the third round of the season.
#96 DANI HOLGADO
“We’re coming off a very positive weekend in Indonesia, in which we took a step forward compared to the previous round. Again, we have to face a new circuit. I approach this challenge with great enthusiasm and motivation, since this year we will find ourselves in this situation many times. I really like learning new tracks and seeing different places, so I’m really excited about it. I have been playing video games to try to understand the circuit a little more and I think it could suit our style. I can’t wait to try it! The objective will be to continue progressing and try to be as high up as possible.”