Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 set sights on Silverstone02/08/2023
Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda return to action at the British GP.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo team resume the 2023 Moto3 season this weekend after a five-week summer break. Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda ended the first part of the season with strong showings in three consecutive races, and will attempt to keep this going at the British Grand Prix.
Öncü is in good form off the back of three consecutive podiums before the summer break. The Turkish rider has been making great strides since the start of the season and arrives at Silverstone as one of the most solid performers in the class. This weekend he will be looking to maintain that consistency and fight for great results at a circuit where he already knows what it’s like to get on the podium, as he was third in 2022. With 94 points he is joint fourth in the overall standings.
Rueda has another learning process ahead at an unfamiliar track. The rookie finished the Dutch TT feeling good after racing amongst the front group. He continues to adapt to the class and continues to make progress to consolidate his position in the standings. Rueda spent the summer break focused on preparing for the second part of the season and, with 52 points to his name, he is ninth overall.
Red Bull KTM Ajo took a podium at Silverstone in 2022 with Jaume Masia, who placed second. They are currently second in the team standings with 146 points, just one point behind the leaders. The 15-lap British GP race will be held this Sunday at 11:15 AM local time.
Circuit information – Silverstone Circuit
Length: 5.900 m. / 3.666 miles
Width: 17 m. / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770 m. / 0.478 miles
#53 DENIZ ÖNCÜ
“After the summe break I’m motivated to come back to Silverstone. I’m really optimistic for the second part of the season and I feel that I’m able to fight for more victories and the championship. I will push my best in every laps and if we are clever during the races we can fight for the top positions”.
#99 JOSE ANTONIO RUEDA
“I am very happy after how we finished in Assen. I’m very motivated and I’m looking forward to continue like this after this summer break. We are going to a difficult circuit that we don’t know, the longest of the championship and with more curves, but we have prepared very well to get to the top this weekend.”