Vietti and Öncü travel to Le Mans with clear objectives


The Red Bull KTM Ajo duo compete in the French Grand Prix this weekend.

The Moto2 World Championship arrives at Le Mans for the latest round on the calendar. Celestino Vietti will travel to France after his collarbone operation last week, although he will have to pass a medical examination before getting on his bike again. Deniz Öncü scored points at Jerez and has been significantly improving his feeling in the intermediate class.

Vietti suffered a crash at the Jerez test and had to undergo surgery for a fractured left collarbone. He will have a medical check at the circuit on Thursday which will decide whether he will be able to participate in France. The Italian was competitive in the Spanish Grand Prix and, although the injury has changed the approach for this weekend, he is eager to get back to 100% and work with the team. He currently occupies ninth position in the Moto2 standings, with 29 points.

Öncü is in good form after a solid race at Jerez, earning further points in his first year in the intermediate class. The Turkish rider took advantage of the post-race test to accumulate kilometres and continue adapting, which allowed him to leave the Andalusian circuit with clearer ideas for the upcoming rounds. He heads to Le Mans 19th in the standings with 19 points.

Red Bull KTM Ajo occupy sixth position in the Teams standings with 32 points. In previous years at Le Mans, Augusto Fernandez took the victory in 2022, whilst Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner took a one-two finish in 2021. The 22-lap Moto2 French Grand Prix will take place at 12:15 pm on Sunday, May 12th.

Circuit information – Le Mans Circuit
Length: 4.18km / 2.6 miles
Width: 13m/42.65ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 0.674km / 0.418 miles
Built: 1965



“Le Mans is a track that I like a lot in normal circumstances, and it could be a good track for me. We have a different weekend than expected ahead of us, with a different approach, and I need to understand how I can feel on the bike and how I can ride after the injury. We will try to do that and manage the pain in the best possible way. I hope to be able to ride during the whole weekend and we will see how I feel after the first session. Let’s see how hard I can push and then we will understand things better with every lap. It will not be easy but we will do our best.”


“We are heading to the FrenchGP and I am ready for it. The goal is to continue improving every weekend and get better and better, as well as understand the bike and my feeling. I am enjoying working with the bike and this team every weekend. Our goal is to be the best and try to reach the top positions, so we are working towards that.”