Cortese heads to Silverstone in perfect health

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Moto3™ championship leader, Red Bull KTM Ajo's German rider Sandro Cortese, heads to the Hertz British Grand Prix this weekend in perfect health, after suffering an injury at the previous round.

Cortese hurt his right wrist during the free practice session of previous GP, the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya. Despite the pain he managed to finish second in Barcelona. “They checked the wrist that was swollen in Barcelona and they took X-ray pictures just to be sure that there were no broken bones. My hand feels really good now”, Cortese confirmed.

With regards to the Silverstone race, Cortese is hoping for some dry weather. “There have often been bad weather conditions in England but we hope that we are able to race on dry track this weekend and continue our good work”, he said.

“Cortese has worked brilliantly”, his team leader Aki Ajo praised. “He has raced with sense and taken the points that have been possible to take in every situation. The points he has collected show the experience he has.”

The new Moto3 class reaches the first third of the season at the British GP and development on the bike is still in full swing. “The situation changes and it most likely will do so during the whole season”, Ajo estimates. “KTM continuously works hard e.g. with the more rigid frame and with the engine. And all the time we go forward.”

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