Japanese GP marks second consecutive race for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto327/09/2023
Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda prepare for next round at Motegi.
After the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders are in Japan to compete in the fourteenth race of the season. Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda’s main objective at a classic race on the calendar is to fight for the top positions at Motegi.
Öncü had a difficult weekend in Buddh. After starting from last on the grid, he adapted to the circumstances and managed to reach the points and finish fourteenth. This weekend he gets to start afresh at a circuit where he will compete for the second time. With 146 points, Öncü occupies fifth position in the overall standings.
Rueda continues to adapt to unfamiliar circuits, and had a good feeling throughout the weekend in India. He was able to round off the Grand Prix with another Top 10 finish, keeping up his notable progress in his rookie season. This time around he faces a new track for him, and at Mobility Resort Motegi he will have to work hard to continue a positive run of results. He is currently in eighth position in the overall standings with 94 points.
Red Bull KTM Ajo remains at the top of the Team standings with 240 points. The 17-lap Japanese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday at 12pm local time.
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
#53 DENIZ ÖNCÜ
“We travelled straight to Japan after a difficult weekend. We have to forget about what happened in India, focus on the important things and concentrate on Japan. I am ready to fight for the top positions again and for the victory, so we will work with our objective in mind.”
#99 JOSE ANTONIO RUEDA
“Now there are several races with new circuits for us rookies. I hope the conditions are not as tough as in India, and I will try to adapt quickly again at Motegi. It is important to continue moving forward to consolidate the progress we made last weekend.”