07/19/2021 at 10:23 AM CEST
In his first season with the Red Bull KTM Ajo de Moto3, Jaume Masiá demonstrated a rapid adaptation to the team, achieving victory in the opening round of 2021, in the Grand Prix of Qatar. The Valencian rider also took the podium in Italy and, despite having to deal with a series of misfortunes, has starred in solid performances in the race. Now, Masiá makes an assessment of his first half of the year and tells us what his objectives are when he returns from the holidays.
How do you rate the first half of the 2021 season?
“For us, the first part of the year has not been very positive. Things have not turned out as we expected, although there is still a long season ahead and I still believe in the potential we have. That’s the most important thing of all & rdquor ;.
What has been the best moment for you in the nine races that we have contested to date?
“For me, the best moment was the start of the season, in Qatar. We started the year and, in the debut Grand Prix with the team, we got the victory. It was a very nice feeling and I remember it with great enthusiasm & rdquor ;.
How has your adaptation to the team and its work philosophy been?
“I have adapted to the team with ease. The working method we have is very good, so we have to make an effort to stay on the same line. However, in the first half of the year there have been many moments when it has not been in our hands whether things went well or not & rdquor ;.
At what points would you like to improve after the summer break?
“In the second half of the year, I will focus on working with greater peace of mind. Lately the category is very tight, so knowing how to manage certain moments and do it differently from others, I’m sure it will help us & rdquor ;.
What is the goal for the remainder of the season?
“The objective is to continue adding the maximum possible points. We will look to be competitive again and try to fight to be on the podium or in the front positions in all the remaining races & rdquor ;.
How are you going to invest the five weeks of the summer break?
“In this summer break, I have had a week off to disconnect a bit and recharge my batteries. Now I am back to my routine and I am training to the maximum to arrive well prepared at the beginning of the second half of the season in Austria & rdquor ;.