Niklas Ajo chases further points at Phillip Island

16.10.2013

Avant Tecno KTM rider eager to race at Phillip Island track and take first points from the Australian GP.

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The second stop on the Moto3 World Championship’s transoceanic tour will be the Grand Prix of Australia, a race held every year at the spectacular Phillip Island circuit. Niklas Ajo comes into the event after returning to the points in Malaysia and hopes for a repeat at the Australian track. Despite good performances at Phillip Island, he has never placed in the top fifteen.

The 4.4km Phillip Island circuit is amongst the most spectacular on the MotoGP calendar. Its 12 corners are mostly fast, sweeping turns, and the slopes, wind and sea views make this a special location. Niklas Ajo has not completed his two most recent visits to the track, but is nevertheless optimistic about the weekend. The Finn is currently in fifteenth position overall with 47 points, having scored points at nine of the fourteen races held so far.

This weekend, the Moto3 schedule is delayed by an hour and will kick off from 10am local time on Friday. The race itself will take place at 1pm on Sunday.

Circuit information – Phillip Island
Length: 4.448 m / 2.764 miles
Width: 13 metres
Left corners: 7
Right corners: 5
Longest straight: 900 m / 0.559 miles
Constructed: 1956
Modified: 1988

Niklas Ajo,
”I have been looking forward to racing in Australia, because Phillip Island is a track I like and where, despite not having completed any race so far, I have always had good performances. This year it will be important to learn about the new asphalt, because last season there were many bumpy patches and this will have changed completely. As usual at this track, the wind will play a very important role. The sea is right next to the track and with the Moto3 bikes it is difficult to control the front end. I hope to do my best again and be as far up the order as possible.”