Masia takes second with thrilling fightback at Silverstone07/08/2022
Jaume Masia finishes the British GP in second position, while Dani Holgado retires late on
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders competed in the British GP this Sunday. Jaume Masia enjoyed a great performance that took him from 21st on the grid to second place, earning him a fifth podium of 2022. Dani Holgado pushed hard in a demanding race and also gained places but would retire on the penultimate lap due to a mechanical issue.
Masia started the race from the seventh row of the grid, but a speedy moved him into eighth after just five laps. His rise through the order took him into third place, and he battled for the podium until a mistake dropped him to ninth. Unfazed, the Red Bull KTM Ajo talent recovered, took the lead on the final lap, and tussled for the win before finishing second. With this result, Jaume Masia got his fifth podium of the season.
Dani Holgado held his position of twelfth off the line, and rode at a pace that matched that of the riders at the front of the field. He stuck with a group as he attempted to move up the order, and halfway through the race the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider entered the Top 10. Reaching as high as eighth place, he was eventually forced to retire on the penultimate lap due to a mechanical problem.
Masia is now fourth in the overall standings with 127 points, whilst Holgado is fourteenth with 48. The next round of the Moto3 World Championship will be the Austrian Grand Prix, held from August 18th-21st.
1. Dennis Foggia (Honda) 37:30.120
2. Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +0.252
3. Deniz Öncü (KTM) +0.297
4. Kaito Toba (KTM) +0.738
5. Stefano Nepa (KTM) +0.762
DNF. Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Ajo)
Moto3 World Championship Standing 2022
1. Sergio Garcia 182 points
2. Izan Guevara 179 points
3. Dennis Foggia 140 points
4. Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 127 points
5. Deniz Öncü 114 points
14. Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 48 points
Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“It was a very exciting race. I’m very happy and very proud of our riders, because it was a race in which anything could happen. Both of them had a great race, especially Jaume, who started from 21st position and finished on the podium. Although we haven’t had the best luck so far this season, everything is open in the title fight. We just have to have faith and keep fighting. Dani had a good race and was at the front. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem prevented us from finishing, and we will see what happened soon. In races with a pace as high as these, it’s easy to make a mistake, but we know that these things happen.”
#5 JAUME MASIA
“I’m very happy with how the race went. Starting from 21st is not easy, because we all want to move up the order. I worked hard to get motivated for the race, especially yesterday afternoon. Now we will move on and we will fight for a good result in Austria.”
#96 DANI HOLGADO
“Today we had a pretty good race, returning to action after a month and a half away. I think I rode a very intelligent race and I was amongst the group. On the final laps I was pushing to improve my result, but we had a mechanical problem. It never feels good to finish a weekend like this, but this is racing and these things happen. I’ll take away the things that we learned this season, and we will go to the Austrian GP ready to improve.”