The Grand Prix of Qatar kicked off today, the first event of the 2018 season.
The Moto3 riders got out on track for the first two sessions of free practice at the circuit of Losail. Rodrigo took advantage of FP1 to complete two runs, when the conditions weren't ideal to work on a hot lap. In the evening, the Argentinian reached immediately the front positions of the classification, and he ended the day with the fourth best time (2'06.422).
After three days of IRTA test at the circuit of Jerez, the Moto3 preseason comes to its end. The changeable weather didn't help riders also in this occasion, limiting the chances to work on a completely dry track. However, Rodrigo and his technicians could get a great deal of data for the KTM set-up, in order to have a strong base for the beginning of the season.
Likewise, Masaki and his crew tried to take full advantage of the time at disposal, as they tested a new setting and analysed the points on which to focus for its development.
The fashion brand by Jorge Lorenzo gets involved in the Moto3 project from 2018, promoting two young talents, Kazuki Masaki and Gabriel Rodrigo
The circuit of Jerez de la Frontera hosted the second IRTA test ahead of the beginning of the 2018 Moto3 World Championship. The mild temperatures and sunny weather meant that it was finally possible to work on the bike setting and on race simulations. Rodrigo and his crew focused mainly on long runs, in order to maintain a high performance at the end of the race. Masaki continued his adaptation to the 2018 KTM machine, making a steady progression on the last day.
RBA BOÉ SKULL RIDER started the 2018 preseason with a three-day test at Valencia. The weather didn't help the riders, since they had to deal with rain and very low temperatures. In spite of it all, Rodrigo and Masaki could try out the KTM bikes that they'll use throughout the Moto3 World Championship, completing a positive shakedown.
RBA BOÉ SKULL RIDER is pleased to announce the signing of Kazuki Masaki, who will compete in the 2018 Moto3 World Championship alongside Gabriel Rodrigo.
The Japanese rider will have a KTM RC250R M38 at disposal for his first year in the Championship. Kazuki showed his incredible talent in the Asia Talent Cup and, in 2017, he was proclaimed champion in the Red Bull Rookies Cup.
Masaki continues his apprenticeship in the program “Road to MotoGP”, as he gets ready for this new challenge, which will start with the first preseason test (Cheste, 6 - 7 - 8 February).
The Moto3 riders got out on track today for the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Today the circuit of Ricardo Tormo hosted the FP3 and QP for the last Grand Prix of the 2017 season.
This morning, thanks to a long run, Rodrigo could confirm important details of his KTM set-up and he could also work on the pace for Sunday. Gabriel was determined lap after lap, reaching the second position. In the qualifying, the Argentinian started with strength, moving up to the front immediately and, on his final lap, setting a solid third time (1'38.976).
The Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana kicked off today, the final round of the 2017 Moto3 World Championship.
Guevara started the day with a solid FP1: the Spaniard proved a consistent pace throughout the session, finishing in the Top-5. In the afternoon, Juanfran continued working with race tyres, in order to check their durability. The time of 1'39.876 placed him in third position in today’s FP2.
The penultimate race of the 2017 Moto3 World Championship was held today at the Sepang International Circuit.
The day kicked off well for Guevara, who managed to set the fourth best time in this morning’s warm up. In the race, the Spaniard started from the 18th spot on the grid and he fought to come back. Juanfran finished in 13th position, achieving 3 points for the General Classification.