Solid performance by Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 at Spanish GP


Celestino Vietti finishes in ninth position at Jerez, with Deniz Öncü fourteenth.

The Spanish Grand Prix concluded this Sunday at a packed Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto. The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders had a positive race, scoring points in the fourth round of the season. Celestino Vietti was ninth and Deniz Öncü fourteenth, his best result in Moto2.

Vietti was seventh on the grid, thanks to his best qualifying result so far this season. The Italian did not get off the line well, however, and lost several positions. Vietti could not find a good feeling initially and fought to stay in the points, before becoming more comfortable after the halfway mark. He rose to ninth, where he eventually crossed the line. His latest Top 10 finish takes him to ninth overall in Moto2, with 29 points.

Öncü started the race a little far back after failing to get out of Q1 on Saturday. The Turkish Ajo rider progressively moved up the order in a packed field at Jerez, targeting a position in the points. His feeling improved with each lap, and the Moto2 rookie would rise to 14th place thanks to an overtake on an intense final lap. It was his best result since his debut in the class. He is 19th in the overall standings, with 3 points.

The French Grand Prix is next for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team, and will be held from May 10-12th at Le Mans.


Results Moto2 Race
1. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) 35:36.316
2. Joe Roberts  (Kalex) +1.287
3. Manuel Gonzalex (Kalex) +1.568
4. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) +6.226
5. Albert Arenas (Kalex) +8.059
9. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +14.508
14. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +32.146

Moto2 World Championship Standing 2024
1. Joe Roberts (Kalex) 69 points
2. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) 64 points
3. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) 54 points
4. Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex) 46 points
5. Ai Ogura (Boscoscuro) 43 points
9. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 29 points
19. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 3 points

Moto2 Teams World Championship Standing 2024
1. MT Helmets MSI 107 points
2. OnlyFans American Racing Team 97 points
3. Beta Tools SpeedUp 92 points
4. QJMotor Gresini Moto2 77 points
5. Fantic Racing 38 points
6.  Red Bull KTM Ajo 32 points


Aki Ajo – Team Manager:

“In Moto2 we are still in this process of understanding and developing our new package, like many other teams and riders. Even though the final results in the race were not as expected, in my opinion it was a very positive weekend. The plus is that we will continue testing on Tuesday here in Jerez. We feel that we have gathered a lot of information and gained more understanding of the technical setup for our package.”


“I am not 100% happy because I was hoping to do it a bit better, especially after the really good job done by the team. I don’t know why, but at the beginning I struggled a bit too much and I lost lots of positions. From the middle to the end of the race we were fast, but it was not enough. I need to focus on improving my performance in the first part of the race, in order to be more consistent. Thank you to all the team for all their hard work this weekend.”


“That’s the fourth round of the season done. This is the second race in which I have got into the points, so I’m very happy. We are always working to improve my adaptation to the bike and the class, and to adapt my riding style to the bike, because we are still learning. We are in a better mood now, we are optimistic because we have found the right way of working. We will take away the positive that we got 2 points today. We will keep working and I want to thank all the team.”