Catalan Grand Prix welcomes Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 duo30/08/2023
Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda will compete in the first round of a new European double-header.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders will compete in the eleventh round of the 2023 calendar at the Catalan Grand Prix this weekend. Deniz Öncü arrives at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in top form after winning at the Red Bull Ring, while Jose Antonio Rueda wants to make amends for his bittersweet result in Austria last time out.
Deniz Öncü is in his best form of the season after his latest results. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has found himself in the thick of the title fight after taking his second victory at the Austrian Grand Prix in the final metres. The Turkish rider’s development is paying off and Öncü arrives at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya very focused and ready to continue his run of results at a circuit where he has been on the podium in previous years. He is third in the overall standings with 124 points.
Rueda continues to grow in his rookie year in the Moto3 World Championship. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider finished the Austrian Grand Prix in eleventh position and concluded the weekend with a good feeling. Rueda faces this weekend eager to get a good result in front of the fans at a home race for him. Two victories achieved in 2022 in the JuniorGP series provide him with extra confidence ahead of the event, and with 65 points, Rueda occupies eighth position in the Moto3 standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo remain leaders of the team standings with 189 points. The 18-lap Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix takes place on Sunday at 11 AM local time.
Circuit information – Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Length: 4.627 m / 2.875 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 1.047 m / 0,650 miles
#53 DENIZ ÖNCÜ
“The victory in Austria was a very special moment for me and for the team. Now we are very strong and competitive in all the races so we are always fighting for the top positions. We need to keep our consistency to continue with these results. The season is still long and it is important to get as many points as possible. This weekend me and the team will do our best to do another good weekend. We are ready to fight for the podium one more time.”
#99 JOSE ANTONIO RUEDA
“I arrive in Barcelona with my batteries recharged after the Austrian Grand Prix, where we took steps forward and I had a good feeling. We keep learning and improving, I’m getting more and more comfortable and that’s the most positive thing. This weekend we will continue to work hard to have a good weekend at a circuit that I know well, I like it and I’ve achieved good results there.”