Vietti and Öncü determined to continue growing at Grand Prix of the Americas


The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo competes in the third round of the season.

The Circuit of the Americas hosts the latest round of the 2024 season this weekend. Celestino Vietti and Deniz Öncü face a very demanding track, although both are focused on continuing to improve their results from the start of the year in the intermediate class.

Vietti has made steady progress at the beginning of the season, on a session-by-session basis. The Italian rider is adapting well in his first races for Red Bull KTM Ajo, and has placed inside the Top 10 in the two Grands Prix contested so far -with ninth and seventh. In previous years Vietti has been solid in Austin, and for this occasion he will work with his team to continue improving his results. With 16 points, the Italian is ninth in the overall standings.

Öncü is fully immersed in the process of adapting to a new class. The Turkish rider is feeling increasingly comfortable and working in each session to better understand the Moto2 bike and his riding style. After earning his first point in Qatar, Öncü was 20th in Portimao thanks to his climb up the order. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider faces a new challenge this weekend at the demanding Circuit of the Americas, and is 19th in the standings for the season.

Red Bull KTM Ajo are seventh in the Team standings with 17 points. Last year, Pedro Acosta won for the team in Austin, as did Raul Fernandez in 2021.
The 16-lap Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas takes place on Sunday, April 14th, from 12:15 pm local time.

Circuit information – Circuit of The Americas (COTA)
Length: 5.5km / 3.4 miles
Width: 15 metres / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 11
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.2km / 3937.01 ft.
Built: 2012


“It will be an interesting weekend. COTA is a very long track, with many different sections. I’m curious to see how everything works. In recent years I haven’t been so slow there, so I just want to improve some points that I struggled with. We are working hard in order to continue improving and be more consistent in every situation, so let’s see what we can do.”


“We are heading to the third race of the year. Our goal is to improve our base setup every day and do our best. Both the team and I are working hard to understand the bike and improve our feeling. It is important to have clear ideas, enjoy the weekend and progress riding by myself day-by-day at COTA.”