Niklas Ajo begins his third season in the World Championship


Avant Tecno KTM rider travels to Qatar to contest inaugural Moto3 World Championship race of 2013.

On Thursday night at the 5.380km Losail International Circuit, a long awaited second season of thrilling Moto3 World Championship action begins in earnest. Niklas Ajo returns for another campaign starting his third full year in 125cc/Moto3 competition. The Avant Tecno KTM rider will participate in a 17-race World Championship season that stretches the length and breadth of the globe. The Grand Prix of Qatar is the only race that takes place at night and stretches over four days, with a unique Thursday start.

Niklas Ajo will be back onboard his KTM bike tomorrow for the first free practice of the opening meeting of the year. After a successful preseason, the young Finn is eager to return to action under the floodlights of Qatar for his third race at the Losail track, where he took 3 points last year and qualified fifth on the grid.

The race itself takes place on Sunday at 19.00, local time, kicking off another year of Moto3 World Championship competition.

Circuit information – Losail International Circuit
Length: 5.380 metres
Width: 12 metres
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 1.068 metres
Constructed: 2004

Niklas Ajo,
”The Grand Prix of Qatar is a race that I like. It is an event unlike any other, because it takes place at night and is the first of the year. Overall, the atmosphere is different to the other races on the calendar. The track is quite fast, but basically what makes it so special is the fact that the race is held at night. I’m eager to start this new season.”