San Marino GP marks second consecutive race weekend for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3


Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda will compete in Misano this weekend.

After an intense Catalan Grand Prix, in which Jose Antonio Rueda achieved his first World Championship podium and Deniz Öncü placed twelfth, the Moto3 World Championship travels to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the twelfth round of the season. Both riders will work to continue taking good results before the flyaway stage of the campaign begins.

Öncü had a solid weekend in Barcelona, in which he occupied the top spots throughout. In the race, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider crossed the finish line in third position, although a penalty dropped him to 12th place. Öncü arrives in Misano ready to make up for that result and with the podium as his main objective. The Turkish rider missed out on the rostrum last year after finishing in fourth. With 128 points, he occupies fourth place in the Moto3 standings.

Rueda is in his best moment after achieving his first World Championship podium by finishing third at the Catalan Grand Prix. The Moto 3 rookie continues to take steps forward and has become increasingly competitive. He is now ready to consolidate these results at a circuit where he was on the podium last season in JuniorGP, placing second. With 81 points he is eighth in the overall standings and remains in the fight for Rookie of the Year.

Red Bull KTM Ajo head the team standings with 209 points, 14 ahead of their nearest rivals. In 2022, Jaume Masia was on the podium with the team after finishing in second position. The 20-lap Moto3 San Marino Grand Prix race will take place on Sunday, September 10th, at 11 AM local time.

Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Length: 4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 530 m / 0.329 miles
Constructed: 1969


“We have been strong in every race and this is important. As I have always said, we are fighting for the title and every point is crucial. At the Catalan GP we did not get what we deserved, but we have to forget about what happened there and focus on Misano. It is a new challenge and I will be giving it my best from the start.”


“Misano is a circuit that I know from previous years. We have just taken my first podium in Barcelona and I am very happy, it was a very special moment for me and the team. I think that at this Grand Prix we can continue doing well and I am looking forward to getting the weekend started.”