Niklas Ajo returns to the points

18.08.2013

The Avant Tecno KTM rider crossed the finish line in eleventh position at the Indianapolis Grand Prix position after starting from twenty-fourth on the grid.

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Niklas Ajo gave an excellent performance on Sunday, overtaking thirteen positions to finish in eleventh place at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Avant Tecno KTM rider made up for his two previous performances by returning to the points at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After nine races, Niklas stands fourteenth overall in the Moto3 Championship.

Starting twenty-fourth on the grid turned out to be no obstacle for Niklas Ajo, who was clearly prepared to increase his championship points with a great start, after which an amazing first lap saw him overtake thirteen rivals to put him in eleventh place on the very first lap.

The Avant Tecno KTM rider remained in a group of riders all battling for tenth. The fighting was intense and after 23 laps, the young Finn finished eleventh in a race that was won by Spaniard Alex Rins.

With this result, Niklas Ajo is now fourteenth overall in the Moto3 Championship with a total of 37 points after nine races. The Avant Tecno KTM rider will have no time to rest as the team travels directly to the Czech Republic for the next race on the Moto3 calendar.

 

Results (Race)
1. Alex Rins (KTM) 41:37.200
2. Alex Marquez (KTM) +0.177
3. Maverick Viñales (KTM)  +1.076
4. Jonas Folger (Kalex KTM) +8.638
5. Luis Salom (KTM) +9.261
11. Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno KTM) +27.018

 

Moto3 World Championship
1. Luis Salom (KTM) 183 points
2. Maverick Viñales (KTM) 174 points
3. Alex Rins (KTM) 167 points
4. Jonas Folger (Kalex KTM) 94 points
5. Alex Marquez (KTM) 90 points
14. Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno KTM) 37 points

 

Niklas Ajo >> Audio (eng) >> Audio (fin)
”In the end it was not a bad race, after a difficult weekend. I made a good start and on the opening lap was up to eleventh. During the first corners there was a lot of overtaking and I tried to do my best amongst that. The race went well until the midway point, when I felt a cramp in my left leg and I had to drop my pace to keep going through to the finish line.”

 

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