The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 duo, focused for Phillip Island18/10/2023
Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda continue ahead of the Australian Grand Prix
After the Indonesian Grand Prix, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders have moved on to Australia to face the fifteenth race of this season. Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda are fully focused on improving on last weekend’s results, where they both finished in the Top 10.
Öncü arrives in Australia following a bittersweet weekend in which he finished in eighth position in Indonesia, after fighting for the podium in the thrilling final laps. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider is confident that he can have a solid weekend at Phillip Island, where last year he achieved one of his best results of the season and finished second. He currently occupies fifth position in the overall standings with 155 points.
Rueda continues to progress in the second part of the season. The Moto3 rookie faces a new circuit in which he hopes to take another step forward and occupy the top spots. After his fifth position in Indonesia, having started from sixteenth and had one of his most outstanding performances, Rueda is eighth in the Moto3 World Championship with 11 points.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 are second in the Team standings with 266 points, three points behind the leaders. The 21-laps Moto3 Australian Grand Prix race takes place on Sunday, October 22nd, at 11 AM local time.
Circuit information – Phillip Island Circuit
Length: 4.448 m / 2.764 miles
Width: 13 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 7
Right corners: 5
Longest straight: 900 m / 0.559 miles
#53 DENIZ ÖNCÜ
“We are coming to Australia after Indonesia, which wasn’t the easiest weekend for us. I believe that we did our best. I’m sure that there was something more that we could have done, but it just wasn’t our day. My objective in Phillip Island is to fight for the victory and I know that I can do better than in the last few races. We are focused and we will work hard from Friday.”
#99 JOSE ANTONIO RUEDA
“We arrive at Phillip Island looking forward to checking out a new circuit. It is a fairly fast track and I think we can do well there. I think we have a pretty clear idea of the bike setup thanks to all the work we’ve been doing over the last few races; we have to adjust some things, but I’m eager to get started and see how the weekend in Australia goes.”