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Ajo pleased with initial progress of new line-up

Ajo pleased with initial progress of new line-up

Manager Aki Ajo welcomes two new riders – Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder – into his Moto3™ team alongside Karel Hanika for 2015 and the Finn is pleased with the work they have undertaken before the winter test break.

After working with the new three rider line-up in tests at Jerez and Valencia over the past fortnight the Red Bull KTM Ajo boss believes the group are on the right track as they head into the winter break.

At the three day test in Jerez in the week after the season-concluding Grand Prix in Valencia the teams and riders were somewhat hindered by the wet weather, but this week at the second test in Valencia the conditions were far better.

Hanika, Oliveira and Binder were all able to ride with the new 2015 KTM for the first time, with important conclusions drawn to help further work – ahead of the next test next year.

As of now, the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will not ride their bikes again until next February, when the preseason is reopened after the testing ban. Until then, the riders will enjoy two months of vacations and personal training.

Team manager Ajo commented, “It has been a very good period of testing, and very useful. Three days in Jerez – which was more like two due to the weather conditions – and then three days in Valencia. We have taken some important steps forward. It is very important to finish the season like this, because we have obtained a lot of data that will be vital for next season.”

“Karel has continued working hard and improving, showing his great potential. As for our new riders, Miguel and Brad, I think that they have made a really good start with the team. This has been six days of testing at very interesting circuits and a great first step for the 2015 project.”

Moto3, 2015

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