MotoGP Austria: Ogden hoping for ‘something special’ at Spielberg

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VisionTrack’s Scott Ogden is hoping the combination of tricky weather and previous track knowledge will give him the edge as Moto3 arrives in Austria.

Despite the recently revised Red Bull Ring layout - with the new addition of the turn two chicane - Ogden is confident his previous experience will leave him in good stead for round 13, especially with inclement weather at the mountainous venue.

Heavy storms have already proved chaotic for Thursday’s pre-event set-up with further rain forecast across Friday and Saturday, although Sunday looks clear, for now. The 18-year-old, however, seemed pretty laid back about the fluctuating conditions as we caught up with him this afternoon.

“This weekend we’re coming off the back of quite a good race on Sunday,” Ogden confirmed to bikesportnews.com from a wet Spielberg. “It was a difficult weekend, but it was a good race so we’ve got a lot of confidence as a team to do a good job this weekend.

“The weather at the moment looks quite iffy, which for me is not a bad thing because I’ve been here so much and a little bit of iffy practice means everyone else is struggling to learn the track if they don’t know it, and it gives me a little bit of an advantage!

“I’m happy looking to this weekend,” he continued. “I think we can do a good job. The track doesn’t suit our bike so much, but as a team we’re working as hard as possible to make it so our bike is the best that can be here and I’m sure it will be. It’ll be as good as the Leopards hopefully this weekend. Just gotta keep working, keep moving forward.

“The aim is always try to do a better result than the last one so now is top ten but we’ll see what we can do. If it’s wet, then hopefully we can do something special but yeah, just gotta keep working. I’m looking forward to it and the team is as well.”