Niklas Ajo leaves Mugello in the top ten


Avant Tecno KTM rider ends satisfied with eighth fastest time in testing at Italian circuit.

After his spectacular comeback in Sunday’s race, Niklas Ajo was back riding today at Mugello in the first day of Moto3 testing since the start of the season. The Avant Tecno KTM rider completed 66 laps of the 5.245km Italian circuit with a best lap of 1:59.340, on a day in which he focused on testing different configurations for his KTM chassis.

Niklas Ajo put in 346km today in testing following the Italian Grand Prix. In a long day of riding, the Avant Tecno KTM rider finished with a good feeling from an intense week in Tuscany. Today’s work was based on testing different configurations for the chassis and the front of the bike. The findings were very positive, as he finished both sessions inside the top ten and with results expected to be implemented at the Grand Prix of Catalonia.

In the end, the best time of Niklas Ajo today —1:59.340— was the eighth fastest in the combined timesheets.

Results (Combined Sessions)
1. Maverick Viñales (KTM) 1:57.889
2. Jonas Folger (Kalex KTM) 1:58.168 +0.279
3. Alex Marquez (KTM) 1:58.206 +0.317
4. Alex Rins (KTM) 1:58.273 +0.384
5. Luis Salom (KTM) 1:58.420 +0.531
8. Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno KTM) 1:59.340 +1.451

Niklas Ajo,
”This day of testing went well; we tried many settings and parts from the start of the morning onwards, especially with the front end. I started with the setup that we used in the race, because that used in the Grand Prix practice sessions was not adequate. The lap times today weren’t the most important thing. In the end, the feeling and conclusions we take from this intense day of work are very positive.”