Spanish Grand Prix: Vietti and Öncü eager to give their all in the fourth round


The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo is already working at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto.

After a thrilling Grand Prix of the Americas, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team return to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix. Celestino Vietti and Deniz Öncü move on to the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, where they completed a satisfactory preseason test earlier this year. Both riders will be looking to take a step forward and improve their results after the first races of the season.

Vietti, who was tenth at COTA, has a new opportunity to continue progressing with his new team. The Italian rider is now fully integrated and increasingly more comfortable with the new technical modifications for the class. He is looking to improve the results achieved to date this season, and with 22 points he is tenth in the overall standings.

Öncü has made a swift adaptation to the intermediate class. The Turkish rider has had to adjust to the extra challenge of new tyres in his move up, but has previous experience at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto to draw upon thanks to a positive test back in February. Having already scored his first points, Öncü is optimistic about improving his results and moving up from 21st in the standings.

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 are seventh in the Team standings, with 23 points. Most recently at Jerez, Pedro Acosta was the winner for the team in 2023. In 2020, the duo of Tetsuta Nagashima and Jorge Martin were second and third, respectively, and Miguel Oliveira was second in 2018 and third in 2017. The 21-lap Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 12:15 pm local time.

Circuit information – Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto
Length: 4.4km / 2,748 miles
Width: 11 metres / 36.09 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 0.6km / 0.377 miles
Built: 1986


“Jerez is a track at which we have tested a bit more than others, so we have more data to analyse before going out on track. It’s important to get all the details correct and I hope to improve, especially in qualifying. All the work we did in Austin was undone by the crash in QP, so we had to fight back in the race. If we improve on Saturday we can manage the race better, and from there we want to continue working in the right way.”


“We are heading to Jerez and I’ve been trying to recover as much as possible after an intense weekend in Austin. I’m quite optimistic as we had a good preseason test there. I want to have a good race weekend and we will work hard to improve and be more competitive.”