Vietti earns another Top 10 at the Circuit of the Americas

The Italian finishes the Americas GP in tenth position, with Deniz Öncü 22nd.

The Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas saw a hard-fought battle between the riders in the intermediate category. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 pair both faced a very challenging and physically demanding race. Celestino Vietti climbed up positions to cross the finish line in tenth place, while Deniz Öncü did not have the best sensations and finished twenty-second.

Vietti started the Moto2 race from the fifth row of the grid. Aware of the need to move up the order quickly, the Italian got off the line well and moved into the fight in the main group. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has tried to progressively overtake rivals, although the demanding race pace did not make things easy. Vietti made his moves at the right time, reaching the Top 10. After dropping back in the final laps, he recovered tenth place before the end.

Öncü faced a challenging contest in Austin. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider did not have the best feeling in Sunday’s race and tried to make up positions to reach the points. The North American track was taxing for the Turkish rider, although he gave his all and, in the second half of the race, increased his pace. He took the chequered flag in 22nd place and, whilst the result was not what he had aimed for, he continues to gain experience in the Moto2 class.

The next event on the calendar is the Spanish Grand Prix from April 26-28th.


Results Race
1. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) 34:25.954
2. Joe Roberts (Kalex) +0.492
3. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) +3.292
4. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro)  +6.967
5. Marcos Ramirez (Kalex) +7.102
10. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +12.751
22. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +33.210

Moto2 World Championship Standing 2024
1. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) 51 points
2. Joe Roberts (Kalex) 49 points
3. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) 38 points
4. Aron Canet (Kalex) 38 points
5. Ai Ogura (Boscoscuro) 33 points
10. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 22 points
21. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1 point

Moto2 Teams World Championship Standing 2024
1. MT Helmets MSI – 84 points
2. OnlyFans American Racing Team – 77 points
3. Beta Tools SpeedUp – 67 points
4. QJMotor Gresini Moto2 – 50 points
5. Fantic Racing – 38 points
7. Red Bull KTM Ajo – 23 points


Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“It has not been an easy start to the season, with the new tyres and new parts, as we are still collecting data and understanding everything. Saturday in particular was a positive day for us, where Vietti was fast despite his crash in Q2. Deniz didn’t have a good feeling, but he is gaining more and more experience. Today we had some issues with a loss of grip and some chatter but, as I said, it is still only the beginning. We are collecting important information about the new package and we are confident for the coming races.”


“Our grid position definitely didn’t help us to do what we had wanted. We recovered some positions, we battled hard and we tried until the end to place as high up as possible. We have to continue to work like that to improve in every session, every weekend, and continue to move forward, getting closer to the riders at the front. At Jerez we will try to continue doing a good job, because it is a track that I like. I want to thank the team for all the work they did during the weekend. We have improved a lot at a circuit where I have always struggled a lot. I am quite happy but I want more, so we will try to do that in the coming races.”


“It wasn’t the easiest weekend for me, but we take away the positives and we will continue learning and improving our riding style and the feeling with the bike. At the next race in Jerez we will try to do better than we did here. We are optimistic and we will keep on working.”

Promising debut for Xabi Zurutuza at Americas Grand Prix

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider scores his first points after finishing in thirteenth position.

The Grand Prix of The Americas concluded this Sunday for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders, with the unexpected absence of Jose Antonio Rueda in the race meaning Xabi Zurutuza was the sole representative of the team on the grid. The rookie had an outstanding performance, climbing positions from the beginning and finishing in thirteenth position.

Zurutuza was making his debut as a full-time rider in the Moto3 World Championship. He started from the last row of the grid, in 22nd place, and got off the line well to move into the points. Numerous crashes split the group on several occasions, but the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider handled the situation very well and fought to stay in the Top 15. After constant changes in positions, Zurutuza finally gained a total of 10 places throughout the 14 laps and crossed the finish line in 13th. He thus earned his first points in the World Championship.

Rueda was unable to participate in the Grand Prix of The Americas race. After taking second in qualifying yesterday, the Spanish rider began to feel unwell, undergoing further examinations and being diagnosed with appendicitis, for which he had to undergo emergency surgery. Rueda is now recovering and hopes to return home with the team as planned.

The next event for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team will be the Spanish Grand Prix, at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, from April 26-28th.

Results Race
1. David Alonso (CFMOTO) 31:38.427
2. Daniel Holgado (GasGas) +5.163
3. Angel Piqueras (Honda) +5.176
4. Ryusei Yamanaka (KTM) +5.676
5. David Muñoz (KTM) +13.285
13. Xabi Zurutuza (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +22.869
Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo) Unfit

Moto3 World Championship Standing 2024
1. Daniel Holgado (GasGas) 65 points
2. David Alonso (CFMOTO) 63 points
3. Joel Kelso (KTM) 28 points
4. Ivan Ortola (KTM) 23 points
5. Tatsuki Suzuki (Husqvarna) 22 points
7. Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 20 points
20. Xabi Zurutuza (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 3 points

Moto3 Teams World Championship Standing 2024
1. Red Bull GasGas Tech3 – 84 points
2. CFMOTO Valresa Aspar Team – 83 points
3. BOE Motorsports – 46 points
4. Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP – 43 points
5. MT Helmets MSI – 36 points
7. Red Bull KTM Ajo – 25 points

Aki Ajo – Team Manager:

“It was a shame that Rueda couldn’t ride today, but it was really good that the doctor found the problem early and everything went well with the surgery. Now we need to focus on a quick recovery for him to be back soon. Xabi had a very special weekend here in Austin, as it was his first Grand Prix ever. I have to say that he rode the race very well, fighting with more experienced riders. He did a good job, taking his first points, and the next steps will be to continue working and progressing this season.”


“It was a pretty hectic race, but I had a great time. This circuit is incredible, very long, with many corners, and especially on the straights there is a lot of contact with the rest of the riders because the slipstream plays a big part. It has been a bit of a tough weekend, but with hard work we have been able to get through it. We finished it in the best possible way, taking points, which was my goal at the beginning of the weekend. At the next GP we will try to qualify better, since we started from very far back. Many thanks to the team for the great work they have done.”

Jose Antonio Rueda misses the Americas GP race after undergoing surgery

The Moto3 rider underwent successful surgery last night after being diagnosed with appendicitis.

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider Jose Antonio Rueda has been diagnosed with appendicitis during the Grand Prix of the Americas and has been forced to undergo surgery, missing the third race of the season.

The Spanish rider began to feel unwell after the qualifying sessions and, after initial care at the circuit’s Medical Center, he was transferred to the Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin for further examinations. After confirming the result, Rueda underwent surgery this Saturday with a satisfactory result. Red Bull KTM Ajo would like to thank Dr. Angel Charte and the medical services for their quick assistance.

Speedy recovery, Rueda!

Vietti and Öncü experience intense Saturday at Grand Prix of the Americas

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo will start the race from fifth and seventh row, respectively.

Celestino Vietti and Deniz Öncü completed the second day of the Grand Prix of the Americas this Saturday. The Red Bull KTM Ajo pair were both obliged to go through Q1, although only the Italian was able to progress to Q2 thereafter. Vietti finished in 15th place after recovering from a crash, while Deniz Öncü was 21st.

Practice 2 was the final chance to go straight into Q2, and Vietti and Öncü had a good feeling and took a step forward compared to Friday. The Italian had set the Top 14 as his main objective and was in the fight until the closing stages. After 11 laps, Vietti clocked his best time on his ninth attempt, with a 2:08.325 which placed him 16th. Öncü continued to increase his confidence, which was reflected in his faster times; he was 2 seconds quicker than on Friday. Despite this, a 20th place thanks to a 2:08.646 on his third lap of 11 meant he would join his teammate in Q1.

In Q1, the pair had to work hard to compete for the rows high up the grid. Vietti challenged from start to finish, and clocked the best time of the session, to move into Q2. There, he suffered an early crash but rejoined the session in the closing stages, putting in two laps. His 2:08.311 was 15th fastest, putting him on the fifth row. Öncü had some difficulties in Q1 and, whilst close, would not place in the Top 4. Thus, he will begin the race in Austin in 21st position through a 2:08.646 on his third lap of 11.

The Moto2 race at the Grand Prix of the Americas will take place on Sunday and will begin at 12:15 pm local time.

Results Qualifying
1. Aron Canet (Kalex) 2:07.631
2. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) 2:07.740 +0.109
3. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) 2:07.819 +0.188
4. Albert Arenas (Kalex) 2:07.865 +0.234
5. Joe Roberts (Kalex) 2:07.868 +0.237
15. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:08.311 +0.680
21. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:08.601 +0.804 *Q1 Time



“It was a positive Saturday because we have improved a lot compared to yesterday, especially at Turn 1, which was where I struggled the most before. I think we need to work more there to be more consistent. In qualifying I felt very good. We had a very good Q1 but on the first laps of Q2 I made some mistakes and that didn’t help me when trying to set a good lap time. The feeling was quite good and I think we can have a good race tomorrow. We will need to get a good start and to be as close as possible to the riders at the front, and then we will see how the tyres hold up. After QP I can say it was a positive day and we need to be positive for tomorrow.”


“For some reason I couldn’t set a better lap time in the qualifying, but we will see how I can manage in the race. We can continue to progress, we just have to keep working and giving our best. I have confidence in myself and in the team. I’ll give it my all and try to finish the weekend in the best way possible, scoring more points if I can. It’s nice to race here in COTA, it’s a funny circuit and I’m enjoying myself a lot, so let’s hope we can perform at our best.”

Rueda takes another front row with second in Austin

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider is second in qualifying, while Xabi Zurutuza will start from 23rd.

Saturday featured qualifying for the Grand Prix of the Americas, and Jose Antonio Rueda missed out on pole position by just 0.017. The Spanish rider will start from the second position and still has not left the first row of the grid this season. Xabi Zurutuza faced a challenging qualifying session and, after going into Q1, he was 23rd.

Saturday morning temperatures were lower than on the previous day and the Moto3 riders competed in Practice 2 for direct access to Q2. Rueda, who finished among the Top 14 on Friday, worked in search of the best setup for qualifying. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider improved his times, dropping below the 2:15 mark and fighting for the top spots. After 11 laps, Rueda finished seventh with a 2:14.720, clocked on his ninth lap. Zurutuza worked with his teammate to continue gaining pace and confidence in Austin. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rookie cut a second off his quickest time from Friday, but nevertheless was unable to make the cut for Q2 and with a time of 2:15.830 he was 24th.

Zurutuza went into Q1 and fought to climb up the order from the beginning, although lap times in general were somewhat slower than in the morning. His best time was a 2:17.818 for ninth position, and as such he will start his first race in the Moto3 World Championship from 23rd. In Q2, Rueda was the first to set the pace, although his rivals quickly joined in the fight. He once again proved to be one of the most consistent and competitive riders on the grid and ran a pace faster than the circuit record, although finally that lap was cancelled for exceeding the track limits. On his last attempt, Rueda took the top spot again thanks to a 2:14.309, but was usurped in the closing moments by just +0.017. Tomorrow he will start the race in second position, on the front row for the third consecutive time.

The 14-lap Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas race takes place on Sunday at 11 am local time.

Results Qualifying
1. David Alonso (CFMoto) 2:14.292
2. Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:14.309 +0.017
3. Daniel Holgado (GasGas) 2:14.487 +0.195
4. Collin Veijer (Husqvarna) 2:14.574 +0.282
5. Joel Kelso (KTM) 2:14.800 +0.508
23. Xabi Zurutuza (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:17.818 +2.547 *Q1 Time



“On the last braking section on the long right hander, I lost the rear and lost a little time because of that. I attacked the next corner and by going so fast I hit the green, which is why my lap was cancelled. On the next lap I was a little more relaxed so as not to make any mistakes. In the end I’m very happy to be on the front row again and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. This season I have achieved something that was difficult for us last season, which is to be fast over a single lap. I’m happy to have improved in that aspect.”


“It was a bittersweet day, but we have been learning. Q1 didn’t go as we expected, since the plan we had didn’t work at all. But I’m really looking forward to tomorrow and my first Moto3 race. We will see how it goes. Our goal is to continue learning and enjoying ourselves, but I am very excited about Sunday.”


Good feeling for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 on first day at COTA

Celestino Vietti finishes in seventh position, with Deniz Öncü in 25th.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo kicked off the Grand Prix of the Americas at the demanding COTA circuit. The North American track, one of the most challenging of the calendar, has forced Celestino Vietti and Deniz Öncü to give an extra on this day. The Italian rider managed to finish in the top 10, with the seventh fastest time. Öncü, who was 25th, has improved his feelings and seems more and more comfortable in the new category.

The morning Free Practice was the first outing on track for the Moto2 riders. Vietti focused on finding a good base to work on throughout the weekend, especially ahead of qualifying and the race, since tyre management will be an important element this weekend. The Italian took a big step forward, attempting to get into the Top 3. Finally, he placed fourth thanks to his 2:09.631 achieved on his last lap. Öncü continues working on improving his feeling with his Moto2 bike in each session. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider had a very good start and felt increasingly more comfortable. After putting in 14 laps, Öncü set his best time on his last attempt, and his 2:10.210 placed him in fourteenth position, as the best rookie of the day.

The afternoon session was another opportunity for the Moto2 team to continue progressing in Austin. Vietti looked for a setup that will allow him to be as competitive as possible. He was able to improve his times quickly, until he took seventh position with 2:09.006. He remains in the provisional Q2 positions. Öncü took advantage of every opportunity to gain experience but was not able to lower his times, as he suffered a big crash at Turn 9. Speedy work from his team meant he returned to the track in the closing minutes to finish 25th.

The Moto2 qualifying sessions will take place on Saturday from 1:45 pm.


Results Practice 1
1. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) 2:08.359
2. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) 2:08.641 +0.282
3. Dennis Foggia (Kalex) 2:08.729 +0.370
4. Marcos Ramirez (Kalex) 2:08.783 +0.424
5. Jake Dixon (Kalex) 2:08.865 +0.506
7. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:09.006 +0.647
25. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:10.401 +2.042



“It hasn’t been so bad in our first day here in America. We are working well, and I feel that we have a good base setup for this track, which is not the easiest for me because I’ve always struggled a bit here. We started well, we are improving in every session and with every run. I feel good; for sure I need to improve a little bit in terms of my riding style at T1, because we are losing a lot of time there, but I think we can do thaf and we can continue improving. We will see what we can do tomorrow.”


“The first day in America is done. It was really fun and I really enjoyed riding the bike here. Of course, it is not the easiest circuit with this bike and with me being a rookie, but I am going step-by-step, gaining experience and understanding the feeling with the bike. I am working with the team to continue learning and I am fully focused on tomorrow.”

Second position for Rueda and Zurutuza makes good improvements in Austin

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider finishes in the Top 3 on great Friday, while Xabi Zurutuza is 22nd.

The Grand Prix of the Americas started this Friday with the first practice sessions of the weekend. Jose Antonio Rueda once again showed great pace from the get-go, occupying a place in the Top 3 in the two sessions held and finishing the day in second position. Xabi Zurutuza made his debut in the class and improved his times during the afternoon, concluding in 22nd position.

The Circuit of the Americas offered a great setting for the third round of the season. The track conditions in Free Practice allowed the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo to go from strength to strength and make the most of the session to adapt to the demanding venue. Rueda occupied the top positions for much of the session and, after completing 12 laps, on the last attempt he achieved his best time of 2:16.760, which placed him in third. Zurutuza was finally able to debut this Friday as a Red Bull KTM Ajo rider. The Spaniard focused on understanding the bike well, getting a good feeling and adapting to a circuit previously unknown to him. Zurutuza would improve his times, finishing in 22nd thanks to a 2:18.947 on his last lap.

In the afternoon session the Moto3 duo focused on continuing to fine-tune the setup for their bikes and managing the new tyres for the qualifying and race to come. Rueda was very consistent from start to finish, lowering his times by more than a second compared to the previous session. The Spaniard clocked the second best time of the day thanks to his 2:15.330. Zurutuza also took a big step forward in every sense. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rookie faced Practice 1 with a lot of motivation and focused on gaining confidence on the North American circuit, something that was reflected in his pace. Zurutuza finished in 22nd with a time of 2:16.953, 2 seconds faster than he was in Free Practice.

On Saturday the qualifying sessions for the Grand Prix of the Americas will be held, beginning at 12:50 pm local time.


Results Practice 1
1. David Alonso (CFMoto) 2:15.173
2. Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:15.330 +0.157
3. Angel Piqueras (Honda) 2:15.490 +0.317
4. Daniel Holgado (GasGas) 2:15.567 +0.394
5. Ivan Ortola (KTM) 2:15.606 +0.433
22. Xabi Zurutuza (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:16.953 +1.780


“The bike was good and I’m feeling really good riding it. We worked well with the team today and I think we have found a good setup for the weekend. My objective for tomorrow is to get onto the first or second row, which are the best ones in this class, but we will try to go for the top positions. I am optimistic for tomorrow’s qualifying but anything can happen, so we are working to get the best result possible.”


“Today I made my debut in the first Grand Prix of my career and I am really very happy. Making my debut here, at a circuit like Austin, is spectacular. It has been a day for going step by step, in which I ended up quite satisfied. Apart from the result, I am very happy because we have been closing the gap to the leader and we have improved our times a lot. Tomorrow we will try to look for a clean lap, continue working the same and little by little face the GP in the best way.”

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.”

Grand Prix of the Americas: Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 ready for the rodeo in Austin

Jose Antonio Rueda will target the podium, while Xabi Zurutuza will finally make his debut with the team.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team contest the third round of the 2024 Moto3 season this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, with rookie rider Xabi Zurutuza available to compete for the first time after having reached the minimum regulatory age. Jose Antonio Rueda comes off a podium finish at Portimao, and will fight to remain at the top of the standings.

Rueda had a great weekend at the Portuguese Grand Prix, and was one of the dominant forces as he fought for victory until the final metres of the race. He finished in an outstanding second position, just thousandths of a second away from his first victory in the class. Rueda finished in the Top 10 on his first time at COTA last year, and this time around he will have more experience and confidence. With 20 points, Rueda is fifth in the overall standings.

Zurutuza joins the 2024 World Championship three races in, finally able to make his debut after reaching the minimum regulatory age last weekend. Despite being the youngest rider on the grid, he is motivated to do well and to learn the demanding and technical circuit quickly for a strong start to his Moto3 career.

Red Bull KTM Ajo are sixth in the Team standings with 22 points. In 2021, they achieved victory at COTA with Jaume Masia and again in 2018 with Jorge Martin. The 14-lap Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas race will take place on Sunday, April 14th at 11 am local time.

Circuit information – Circuit of The Americas (COTA)
Length: 5.5km / 3,426 miles
Width: 15 metres / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 11
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.200km / 3937.01 ft.
Built: 2012


“COTA is a difficult and demanding circuit, but last year we did well there, so I am eager to continue in the same way this year. I am happy to arrive in Austin, as for me it is one of the best Grands Prix of the season. After the last race in Portimao we want to continue working hard and continue getting great results. Both the team and I are going to try to be strong this weekend.”


“I can’t wait to get there. The wait over these two Grands Prix has been quite long, but now I can finally make my debut for the team. It will be a new and difficult circuit for me, although we have already been working to get to know it a little before arriving. We will work with the team to adapt in the best possible way and have a good start to the season.”

Seventh for Vietti and progress for Öncü at Portuguese Grand Prix

The Italian finishes the second race of the year in the Top 10, with Deniz Öncü in twentieth position.

The Portuguese Grand Prix ended on a high note for Red Bull KTM Ajo. In a season full of new aspects, both Celestino Vietti and Deniz Öncü continued to take steps forward and improve their feeling on the bike. Vietti completed a solid race, gaining places to finish in seventh position, whilst Öncü also moved up the order to cross the line in twentieth.

Vietti took off from the fifth row of the grid, in fourteenth place. The Italian got off the line well and remained in the group, going on to gradually increase the pace, be very consistent and feel more comfortable as the race went on. In the last third, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider gave an extra push, demonstrating all his potential and quality to stay in the Top 10, finally finishing seventh to round off a great weekend. Vietti occupies ninth position overall with 16 points.

Öncü faced a race where tyre management took on increased importance, and started from the back of the grid. Aiming to score points, he tried to maintain a consistent pace throughout the 21-lap contest. With half of the first race completed, Öncü continued to overtake and climb positions, although he ended the contest empty-handed after finishing twentieth. Working hard to adapt to the class, and consolidating his progress, he is 19th in the overall standings, with 1 point.

The Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin will be the next event for Red Bull Ajo, from April 12-14th.


Results Moto2 Race
1. Aron Canet (Kalex) 36:03.959
2. Joe Roberts (Kalex) +2.059
3. Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex) +2.610
4. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) +3.212
5. Ai Ogura (Boscoscuro) +3.728
7. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +7.288
20. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +26.523

Moto2 World Championship Standing 2024
1. Aron Canet (Kalex) 31 points
2. Joe Roberts (Kalex) 29 points
3. Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex) 27 points
4. Sergio Garcia (Boscoscuro) 26 points
5. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) 25 points
9. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 16 points
19. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1 point

Moto2 Teams World Championship Standing 2024
1. MT Helmets MSI – 50 points
2. OnlyFans American Racing Team – 46 points
3. QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2 – 43 points
4. Beta Tool SpeedUp – 38 points
5. Fantic Racing – 31 points
7. Red Bull KTM Ajo – 17 points


Aki Ajo – Team Manager:
“I feel that we have taken a step forward in Moto2 this weekend with both of our riders. Especially Celestino’s speed and pace in the race was quite impressive. So that’s important now, when there are many new elements for the season that we will understand more race-by-race. I am quite confident that we will be closer and closer to the top in the coming races. But, as we mentioned already before, our target is to move forward and fight in the top positions later in the season.”


“We have improved a lot compared to the last race here. We managed to come home in a better position at the end of the race, so I’m happy. For sure I have to improve Qualifying, because it is crucial in order to be able to have a better race. Today we had the pace to fight for a better result and also for the podium. I need to improve on Saturdays so we can do better on the Sunday.”


“The second race is done. We are still in a learning process with my riding style and with understanding the tyres and suspension. I want to thank my team, who are very optimistic and patient with me. I am doing my best. Step-by-step we are working to improve, to try to be at the top soon. The race in general was good, I tried to ride my own race and to catch some other riders. We are learning and taking steps forward.”