Niklas Ajo completes objective with twelfth place


Avant Tecno KTM rider takes 4 points from Malaysian GP after finishing twelfth


The Sepang International Circuit today hosted the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix –the fourteenth round of the season. In it, Niklas Ajo made a good showing, completing the eighteen laps in twelfth position and adding four more points to his tally in the overall standings.

Niklas Ajo was able to put events at the Aragon Grand Prix behind him today with a hard fought twelfth place. The Avant Tecno KTM rider, who started from fourteenth position on the grid, was quickly up into the leading group of twelve riders –who remained together throughout the first third of the race. As the laps went by, Niklas was relegated to the second group in a fight for ninth place.Eventually tyre wear took its toll, but the Finn was still able to complete the race –twelfth– in the points. Luis Salom was the winner of the Malaysian GP.

Following this latest race, just three rounds remain in the 2013 season. Niklas Ajo lies fifteenth overall with 47 points. The next race takes place next weekend, at Australia’s Phillip Island circuit.

Results (Race)
1. Luis Salom (KTM) 40:42.441
2. Alex Rins (KTM) +0.069
3. Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra) +0.408
4. Alex Marquez (KTM) +0.782
5. Maverick Viñales (KTM) +1.055
12. Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno KTM) +21.012

Moto3 World Championship
1. Luis Salom (KTM) 284 points
2. Alex Rins (KTM) 270 points
3. Maverick Viñales (KTM)  258 points
4. Alex Marquez (KTM) 162 points
5. Jonas Folger (Kalex KTM) 137 points
15. Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno KTM) 47 points

Niklas Ajo >> Audio (English) // Audio (Finnish)
”I think that from the start it was quite a good race. It’s true that in the end I lost a lot of time and I’m a little disappointed with that, but nevertheless, during the opening laps I was up there with the leading group. At the end of the race my tyres were completely spent, so we may have to look for a new setup or a change in my riding style to rectify this issue. The weekend overall was not bad, so I’m happy.”



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