Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 looking to finish the triple-header on a high note25/10/2023
The Thai Grand Prix is the next challenge for Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda.
After a chaotic Australian Grand Prix, the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders are in Buriram to face the final stretch of the season. Following his victory at Phillip Island, Deniz Öncü arrives fully motivated, whilst Jose Antonio Rueda is focused on enjoying a positive weekend.
Öncü had one of his best races of 2023 at Phillip Island. Despite the extreme track conditions, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider achieved his third victory of the year after a great overtake on the last corner. He was back on the podium for the first time since the San Marino Grand Prix, and this weekend he will try to repeat the result. He is currently fifth in Moto3, tied on 180 points with the rider in fourth, and 37 behind the series leader.
Rueda had a sour end to the Australian Grand Prix. The Spaniard had difficulty adapting to Phillip Island and the extreme conditions on Sunday made the race a big challenge. Rueda is now fully focused on getting a good feeling back and continuing the progress that he had been making in the latter stages of the season. With 111 points he remains eighth in the overall standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 are second in the Team standings with 291 points. The Thai Grand Prix race takes place on Sunday, October 29th, at 12:00 PM local time.
Circuit information – Chang International Circuit
Lenght: 4554 m / 2.83 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 1000 m
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
#53 DENIZ ÖNCÜ
“We are heading to the Thai GP and I’m very optimistic about this weekend. We are still fast at every circuit and in every race. We just want to enjoy ourselves once again and get as many points as possible. There are only four races left and we will do our best this weekend.”
#99 JOSE ANTONIO RUEDA
“We arrive in Thailand after a difficult GP in Australia. It is another new circuit and I want to do my best so that we place as high up as possible. It is important to reset and focus on the weekend. I really want to get my good feeling back again and have a good Grand Prix at Buriram.”