Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 move on to Phillip Island in search of success12/10/2022
Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado face the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.
Red Bull KTM Ajo will compete in the eighteenth round of the Moto3 World Championship at Phillip Island this weekend. Jaume Masia and Dani Holgado will seek to improve their results in Australia, as the campaign reaches its final stretch.
Masia, who finished eighth in Thailand after starting on the front row, arrives in Australia set on achieving good placings in the closing rounds 2022. Although he has struggled at the track in recent years, Masia is convinced that he can turn the situation around this season. With 163 points, he occupies fifth in the overall standings.
Holgado continues to grow in his first year as a Moto3 World Championship rider. The rookie has a new circuit to learn but approaches the task with confidence and focused on constant improvement. He is currently ninth with 88 points and remains the best rookie in Moto3.
Red Bull KTM Ajo have claimed multiple victories and podium finishes at Phillip Island since Sandro Cortese opened the team’s win account at the Australian circuit. In that year his teammate, Arthur Sissis, also finished on the podium in third position. In 2013 Luis Salom took third place, while in 2014 Jack Miller was the race winner. The last wins for the team were in 2015 and 2016, with Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder, respectively.
The 23-lap Moto3 Australian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, October 16th at 11 AM local time.
Circuit information – Phillip Island Circuit
Length: 4.448 m / 2.764 miles
Width: 13 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 7
Right corners: 5
Longest straight: 900 m / 0.559 miles
5 JAUME MASIA
“It’s very good to return to Australia after two years away. The races in the first part of the flyaways were a bit tricky but we come to Phillip Island wanting to get a good result and we will work hard for it.”
96 DANI HOLGADO
“The first two races of the flyaways were somewhat difficult as they were new circuits and had tough conditions. We arrive in Australia keen to discover a new circuit that I think we can go well at. The aim is to improve little by little and continue progressing in Moto3.”