Season-best results for Vietti and Öncü at Italian Grand Prix


Celestino Vietti finishes in seventh position and Deniz Öncü thirteenth.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders completed the seventh round of the season at the Italian Grand Prix, with top results for Celestino Vietti and Deniz Öncü. On his 100th Grand Prix, Vietti took his joint best result of the season, as class rookie Öncü also got his best placing of the campaign.

Vietti who was tenth position on the grid, faced a special Grand Prix in front of his home fans. He held his position off the line and remained in the group. The race, which was reduced to 12 laps due to an incident in Moto3, maintained a high pace, but the Italian was up to the challenge to gain positions on the final laps, crossing the finish line in seventh position. It matched his best result to date with Red Bull KTM Ajo.

Öncü completed his best weekend to date since his move to the intermediate class. The Turkish rider, who had managed to go directly into Q2 on Saturday, continues to reach his objectives and improve with each race. Öncü had a great start, which put him in the Top 10, but later on a small contact with another rider caused him to move outside the points and he was forced to make a fightback. The rookie once again demonstrated his ability to improve and increased the pace on the final laps to reach thirteenth -his best result in Moto2.

The next event for Red Bull KTM Ajo will be in three weeks’ time, with the Dutch TT from June 28th-30th at Assen.


Results Race
1. Joe Roberts (Kalex) 22:24.411
2. Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex) +0.067
3. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) +0.934
4. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) +1.192
5. Ai Ogura (Boscoscuro) +1.253
7. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +2.618
13. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +11.782

Moto2 World Championship Standing 2024
1. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) 122 points
2. Joe Roberts (Kalex) 115 points
3. Ai Ogura (Boscoscuro) 99 points
4. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) 79 points
5. Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex) 66 points
10. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 38 points
23. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 6 points

Moto2 Teams World Championship Standing 2024
1. MT Helmets MSI – 221 points
2. Onlyfans American Racing Team – 150 points
3. MB Conveyors SpeedUp – 142 points
4. QJMotor Gresini Moto2 – 114 points
5. Fantic Racing – 58 points
7.  Red Bull KTM Ajo – 44 points


Aki Ajo – Team Manager

“We had again a positive weekend in Moto2, taking steps forward and with both riders going straight into Q2. That was a positive step for us and therefore we had higher expectations for the race. Celestino and Vietti both ended up in the points, in 7th and 13th, so we have many positive things to take away from this weekend to be more competitive in the next few races.”


“We are improving and we are closing the gap to the riders in front, so I am happy about that. In yesterday’s qualifying sessions we could have done a better job, because that position determined how our Sunday would go. Anyway, we have definitely taken a step forward and I will continue to do so at the coming races.”


“It was a very positive weekend here at Mugello, because we took a lot of steps forward. Now we are starting to see the results of the hard work done together with the team. We are more competitive in every session. In today’s race I was aiming for the Top 10, but after a really good start I had a collision with another rider and that cost me some positions. Then there was a crash in front of me that also slowed me down. After all that happened in the race, P13 is a good result, so we will keep working in the same way.”