IN 2009 A NEW PROJECT WAS LAUNCHED
In 2009 a new project was launched to lift a new Finnish talent to follow the footsteps of Mika Kallio. And so started the “Niklas Ajo MotoGP 2012 -project”, with the aim to lift this young and talented rider to MotoGP-series by the 2012 season.
Things evolved quickly, and Niklas rode his first wild card race in Valencia 2010, taking to the MotoGP-arena for the first time and competing with talents such as his personal friend and 2010 125cc class World Champion Marc Marquez.
2011 season was Niklas’ first full season in the MotoGP-series, a year earlier than planned. Niklas rode with Aprilia in Terrel Thien’s team as a team mate to Moto2 ace Thomas Luthi a 125cc World Champion of the past.