The World Championship riders travel to Germany this week, to the 3.6km Sachsenring circuit. Built in 1996, it is the shortest track in the Moto3 World Championship and is characterised by a series of 7 left hand corners. The layout also features just 3 right hand corners.
Niklas Ajo heads to Germany in high spirits, after placing tenth and taking 6 valuable points and the Dutch TT. The Avant Tecno KTM rider has taken points on his previous two visits to the Sachsenring and is out to take consecutive top ten finishes. In the overall standings, Niklas lies twelfth with 32 points –18 more than he did at this time last season. The Avant Tecno KTM rider will be extra motivated in Germany, celebrating his 19th birthday today.
The Moto3 race starts at 11am on Sunday, kicking off the midway point of the season and making way for a five-week break –before the series returns at Indianapolis next month.
Circuit information – Sachsenring
Length: 3.671 m. / 2,281 miles
Width: 12 metres
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m. / 0,435 miles
”The Sachsenring is a track that I really like. I have ridden there a few times and I have good memories, always finishing in the points and having good races. You never know what will happen with the weather there, but I hope that it is dry this weekend. The circuit is characterised by not having any long straights and being full of slow corners. It is a difficult circuit and after the first sector you have the left handers, which makes things trickier. It is not an easy track.”