Niklas Ajo and Danny Kent hope to improve on their performances last weekend at a Brno circuit, more favourable to their riding style.
The Husqvarna riders continue their World Championship campaign with a second race in as many weeks, following their return from three weeks of inactivity. The eleventh round of the Moto3 season sees the series return to Europe and the Czech circuit of Brno, where Danny Kent and Niklas Ajo will try to score more points to climb up the standings. The Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo rider will look to complete the race, after the negative effects of a collision with another rider at Indianapolis.
The return to competition for Niklas Ajo did not end as he had wanted due to contact from a rival on the opening lap. That incident would affect the rest of his race, but the Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo rider at least proved that he has recovered from injury and is able to ride with the fastest in the field. The Finn wants to end his bad luck this weekend in Brno, where he has yet to complete a race.
Danny Kent managed to score four points at the last round and aims to reach the front positions at a circuit that suits his riding style. The Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo rider will try to replicate his race from Sachsenring, where he fought for the podium before finally taking his best result of the season: Fifth place. The first step to achieving his goal will be improving his grid position –which hindered him last weekend.
The Czech Republic Grand Prix begins on Friday with the first free practice at 9:00 am local time. The eleventh race of the year will be held on Sunday at 11am.
Circuit information – Automotodrom Brno
Length: 5.403 m / 3.357 miles
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 636 m / 0.395 miles
”I can’t wait to get started at Brno. The last race did not go as we had expected. Still, we found good speed and pace after my injury and this is always positive, although the race was a bit disappointing. It was a shame. Now we have to forget about that and focus on this weekend in the Czech Republic, where we will try to do better.”
”I can’t wait to get to Brno, because it is one of my favorite tracks. It is also a circuit where my style fits nicely, with the mix of fast and slow corners. I hope to have a similar performance to Sachsenring and be a little closer to the front positions, because I’m sure that we are capable of this. In order to make this happen we need a good position on the grid because, as we saw at Indianapolis, if you start from far back it is very difficult to get to the first group.”