Moto3 rider Toni Finsterbusch of Germany is ready for the first race of the World Championship season in Qatar. “The test runs were positive. I’ve managed to adjust quickly to the new machine and now I want to hit the ground running in Moto3 with Kiefer Racing,” said the 19-year-old from Krostitz near Leipzig (Saxony) just a few days prior to the first event of the Moto3 series. The Kalex pilot hopes for a “great start into the season, finishing in the points” at the night race on Sunday (April 7, 2013 at 7 pm local time).
One day, young motorcycling talent Finsterbusch hopes to follow in the footsteps of Germany’s World Champions Stefan Bradl and Sandro Cortese: “This is my big dream. If I continue to work hard and always keep faith in me and keep having fun – well, then I believe I have it in me.” Finsterbusch receives professional support from the Kiefer Racing-Team that led Bradl to the Moto2 World Championship title in 2011. “The entire team is highly professional. I get a lot of advice and suggestions that I’m trying to put into practice,” disclosed Finsterbusch.
The 2013 Moto3 World Championship includes 17 races, among them the première in Austin in the US state of Texas (April 21) and the motorcycling “classic” in Assen (Netherlands / June 29). Finsterbusch is particularly looking forward to the race on “home soil” on July 14: “Of course the race on the Sachsenring will be the absolute highlight as the numerous German fans create an incredibly awesome atmosphere.”