Czech rider Jakub Kornfeil, currently racing Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta’s FTR Honda, has been signed by the Dutch based RW Racing GP for the 2013 Moto3 Season. Luis Salom has just announced his departure from the team to ride for Red Bull KTM Ajo.
The 19 year old MotoGP Red Bull Rookies Cup Winner from 2009 Kornfeil looks forward to stepping into Salom’s shoes on a bike which currently sits second in the championship standings:
“Obviously I’m very happy to have signed with my new team. RW Racing GP has shown it is a competitive team with a competitive bike. I’m really looking forward to working with this team.’’
Team Manager Johan Stigefelt is keen to exploit the early promise shown by Kornfeil in his Red Bull rookie days:
“We have been watching Jakub closely for a while already. He has shown a lot of potential and we strongly believe is a new boost for the team. We continue to work with Kalex KTM and we hope this collaboration will bring us the results we are having this year.
We still have four races to go and Luis Salom still has the world title within reach. That remains our goal for the near future. We are sorry to see Luis go, but we wish him all the best with his new team.’’
Kornfeil currently sits 15th in the Moto3 world championship and has finished in the top ten on five occasions, the best of which was a sixth place in his home Grand Prix at Brno