Difficult race for Masia in 15th at #AustralianGP, DNF for Holgado
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 riders rounded off the Australian Grand Prix this Sunday. The eighteenth race of the season was a tough one, in which Jaume Masia finished fifteenth after fighting in the front group, while Dani Holgado crashed at the start of the contest.
Masia began the Australian Grand Prix from the second row, in ninth. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider steadily moved up the order early on to slot into seventh place. Masia fought to stay high up in the chasing group and tried to catch up with the leaders. Past the halfway mark, the race tightened up further, and Masia lost places to cross the finish line in fifteenth position. He occupies sixth in the overall standings, with 164 points.
Holgado was facing an unfamiliar circuit at Phillip Island. The Moto3 rookie had a good feeling during the weekend and started the race from thirteenth, on the fourth row of the grid. He held his spot and then gained places, although a crash on the opening laps ended his race earlier than expected. With 88 points, he is tenth in the Moto3 standings.
The next race will be the Malaysian Grand Prix, from October 21st-23rd.
Today we couldn’t fight to be at the front. We needed to be more competitive, although our starting position was good. I’m sure that things will go better in Malaysia and we’ll try to get a good result.
It was a difficult race due to the crash on the second lap. I’m happy with how we worked over the weekend. It is a very fast circuit and the conditions in Australia are usually tough, but we leave here satisfied. Now it’s time to focus on Malaysia and face the last race of the flyaway with enthusiasm.