Jaume Masiá thought it would cost him more to adapt to his new KTM

The Spanish Jaume Masià, winner of the Qatar Moto3 Grand Prix and the first leader of the World Championship in the category, optimistically faces the second round in Losail, the Doha Grand Prix, and reveals that he thought it would cost more to adapt to the KTM after changing teams.

The Valencian driver led a team double Red Bull KTM with his garage buddy, Pedro Acosta, who finished second that race.

“At the moment of victory I had a very big adrenaline rush and I felt very happy, I thought it would cost me more to adapt to this bike, after having changed the structure but thanks to all the work we have done with the team during the race. winter, it has been much easier than we would have imagined at first, “he says Masià in an interview of his team.

Masià recognizes that after the victory he remembered “everything I suffered last year, although in the end, everything is part of learning in my development as a pilot. The key to achieving victory was all the work we did during the preseason and in In practice we concentrate on riding alone, trying to have a good rhythm without references, even riding on used tires. “

“The team has made things very easy for me from the first moment, they have made me feel very comfortable, since the treatment inside the garage is very familiar and the adaptation has been quite fast and that has allowed me to understand and adopt the philosophy team work with relative ease, “he explains Jaume Masià.

“The goals we have set ourselves for this year are, mainly, to be regular and maintain a good line of work, although it will be very important to score the maximum number of points in all races to reach the end of the season with options to fight for. the title, but for now we only have a disputed race “, he recalls Masià.

From Acosta He stressed that “he is a very talented driver and that he has arrived very hungry and this is good, for sure he will be fighting for victories in all races.”

“Having a strong person in the workshop is always beneficial for us. In the tests we have helped each other and we continue to do so, so having him as a partner will be positive for meeting the team’s objectives,” he says Masià.

As for this weekend, second race in Qatar, Jaume Masià He explains that “one always faces the weekend with the expectation of equalizing that position, but right now I only think about continuing to work from the first training session, and meeting objectives step by step”.

“Moto3 races on this track are always very tight, so the luck factor comes into play; we will try to do our best, although mentally, it is difficult to spend three weeks in the same place although the positive part is that this is the same for everyone “, says the Valencian driver.

“When you come to win, everything is much easier but my goal is to continue working day by day, session by session, together with my team,” he said. Jaume Masià.