Niklas Ajo out to start afresh at Silverstone


Unhappy with performance at Brno, Avant Tecno KTM rider wants to show his best form at British Grand Prix.


The circuit of Silverstone rounds off a series of three consecutive weeks of racing, with the British Grand Prix. Niklas Ajo comes into this race after a difficult round in the Czech Republic, at which he clocked good times in practice but was not completely comfortable. A crash after contact with another rider on the first lap of the race at Brno has given the Avant Tecno KTM rider more desire than ever to start afresh this weekend with a good result.

At 5.9km, Silverstone is the longest circuit on the calendar and features 18 corners. The weather, as ever at the British round, is unpredictable and will play an important part in the weekend. However, Niklas Ajo has ridden in all conditions at Silverstone, from wet (2011) to dry (2012). It was last year that he earned his best result at the track, placing fourteenth.

The Avant Tecno KTM rider will be out to increase his 37 points in the overall standings, in which he is currently in fourteenth place.

Circuit information – Silverstone
Length: 5.900 m / 3.666 miles
Width: 17 metres
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770 m / 0.478 miles
Constructed: 1948
Modified: 2011


Niklas Ajo
”Silverstone is a very long track. It has many corners and it is a little different to Brno, because there are two different types of asphalt: One is bumpy and the other is in better condition. The circuit is nice and I like it, although my results haven’t been great there. At least I have ridden in the wet and the dry there, and the weather will be a big factor. Being in England, it can turn at any moment. I really want to forget about last weekend’s race and start again at Silverstone.”