The Red Bull KTM Ajo team put the finishing touches to their 2021 pre-season, with both riders securing a one-two finish during Sunday's third and final day of Official testing in Qatar.

Jaume Masia was the fastest rider of both the day and the entire test at the Losail International Circuit as he set a quicker lap time than the official lap record set by Aron Canet in 2019.

Masia said: "I’m very happy with the feeling I got at this test. For every problem that arose, we provided a solution. That is important, since we were never stuck at any time.

"All weekend we worked with used tyres and riding alone, with the aim of finding a good base setup and being able to improve our times afterwards.

"I’m satisfied with both the team and myself, and I am looking forward to the first Grand Prix of the 2021 season next week."

Just as quick at times, and impressive for that matter was Pedro Acosta, who makes his Moto3 Grand Prix debut this season. 

Acosta topped the middle session of the day, after LeOpard Racing's Dennis Foggia had led the way in the morning session. 

The young Spaniard finished the combined times in second and was also second fastest to team-mate Masia in consecutive days. 

"We had a good test. It was my first time riding in Qatar and we still did a great job," added Acosta. 

"It was tricky to start with, but eventually we went even further than we could imagine.

"This was the result of the efforts of the entire team. In these three days we took a great leap forward and we are ready for the first two races of the year at this track."

 

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