Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 kick off flyaways at Motegi21/09/2022
Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado face the final stretch of the season with maximum motivation.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders head to the Japanese Grand Prix for the second round of three in as many weekends, following the Aragon Grand Prix. Jaume Masia arrives at a demanding circuit after finishing eighth at MotorLand. Dani Holgado got his first podium in Moto3 last time out and looks to build on that result.
Masia did not have his best weekend at the Aragon Grand Prix. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider worked to find a good feeling throughout the events and, after starting from the third row of the grid, pushed to climb up the order and fight in the lead group. He finished eighth in a closely contested race and is now fifth in the standings with 155 points.
Holgado was third at MotorLand, achieving his first podium in the process. Still the top rookie in Moto3, with a rostrum, a pole position and three front rows, the Red Bull KTM Ajo talent continues to make great progress every weekend and begins the flyaways ready to fight for a good result in Japan. With 83 points, he is ninth in the Moto3 standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 last took a podium at Motegi in 2018, when Darryn Binder earned a third place, and in 2017, with Niccolo Antonelli coming home second.
Circuit information – Mobility Resort Motegi
Length: 4.801 m / 2.983 miles
Width: 15 m / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 762 m / 0.473 miles
5 JAUME MASIA
“The Aragon Grand Prix did not go as we had hoped. We had the potential to get a better result, but sometimes things don’t go your way. We come to Japan after two years away, so I’m really looking forward to it. The objective is to work from Friday at 100% and do well day after day. The final stretch of the season is beginning, and it is important to get the best results at each Grand Prix.”
96 DANI HOLGADO
“I’m very happy with the podium at Aragón. The flyaways are something completely new for me, but I face it with great enthusiasm and a lot of motivation. I can’t wait to continue working with the bike and with the team. It is important to gain experience and try to be as high up the order as possible.”