Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 ready for the Americas adventure06/04/2022
Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado face their second race in as many weekends, moving from Argentina to COTA.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 head to Texas this weekend to take part in the Americas Grand Prix, round fourth of the 2022 season. The spectacular Circuit of The Americas hosts the second consecutive race in an intense month of April for Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado. The duo face the challenge with great motivation and eager to continue working with the team.
Masia arrives in the USA wanting to bounce back from the misfortune he experienced last weekend at the Argentina GP. When riding in second position, in the group fighting for victory, he crashed after a collision with another rider. Now he returns to a track where he has previous podium form, thanks to the second position he achieved in 2019. Masia occupies 17th place in the overall standings, with 9 points.
Holgado continues to adapt well to the class, and last Sunday he placed seventh. In his first time at Termas de Rio Hondo, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rookie also achieved his best grid position to date, finishing sixth. This weekend, the Spaniard takes on another unfamiliar track, and hopes to continue learning alongside his team. He is currently 13th in the Moto3 World Championship with 16 points.
On Sunday April 10th, a change of order puts the 17-lap Moto3 last on the schedule, at 2:30 PM local time.
Circuit information – Circuit of The Americas (COTA)
Length: 5.513 m / 3.426 miles
Width: 15 metres / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 11
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.200 m / 3937.01 ft.
#5 JAUME MASIA
“I am very happy to be returning to America. COTA is a different circuit from the rest on the calendar and I like it a lot. It’s a lot of fun and a really cool track, so we’re looking forward to having a good time this weekend. We will work hard to try to repeat the podium we achieved there in 2019.”
#96 DANI HOLGADO
“I’ve never been at COTA, but it seems a different and tough track. The first sector is a bit tricky, because of the fast corners. We have to work hard with the team to adapt well to the needs of the track. I also see that it’s a long circuit, so that will make everything harder. Nevertheless, we’ll give 100% in every session to keep improving in Austin. I’m also beginning to feel tired after two consecutive weeks of racing, especially in my left leg, where I had the injury. However, my team, my family and I are very motivated and we’re looking forward to continue doing things well and gaining experience. The target for this weekend is the same as always, enjoy every time we go out on track and try to be at the top group in the race.”