Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado move on to Thailand Grand Prix


The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders look for good results in Buriram after not finishing the Japanese Grand Prix.

Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado will compete in the Thailand Grand Prix this weekend, looking to put respective crashes last time out at Motegi behind them and claim good results in Buriram.

Masia had a good feeling throughout the weekend in Japan and, despite starting further back on the grid than he would have liked, he was able to catch up with the front group to move into second place. With three laps to go he suffered a big crash that deprived him of a podium finish. Masia will seek to make up for this in Thailand. With 155 points, he is fifth in the overall standings.

Holgado continues to experience new circuits in his first year in the class. After a positive start to the Japanese Grand Prix weekend, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider crashed out on the opening laps of the race. Holgado faces the Thailand Grand Prix with optimism and with the desire to continue progressing. He remains the best rookie in Moto3, occupying ninth position in the standings with 83 points.

The 22-lap Moto3 race of the Thailand Grand Prix will take place on Sunday at 12 PM, local time.


Circuit information – Chang International Circuit
Lenght: 4554 m / 2.83 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 1000 m
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Constructed: 2014

“We didn’t finish the Japanese GP as we would have liked, because we were very close to getting onto the podium. Now it’s time to leave that behind and think about Thailand. It’s the last race of the trio of back-to-back rounds and we have to give it our all. I feel strong and I think that both the team and I are working well to get a good result.”

“Thailand is a new challenge for me. We arrive there with a new mentality and I have been able to rest a little in the days after the crash in Japan. I can’t wait to face a new circuit and continue learning.”