Pedro Acosta: 2021 Moto3 World Champion


The Red Bull KTM Ajo talent becomes the first rider in history to claim the world title in the same year as his World Championship debut in 125cc/Moto3.


On March 26th of this year, Pedro Acosta made his World Championship debut. Just 7 months later, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has won the Moto3 title at the Algarve Grand Prix. With one race remaining until the end of the 2021 campaign, Acosta has put his name in the history books by becoming the first rider to claim the world title in his rookie season in 125cc/Moto3.

Acosta came into Grand Prix racing at the beginning of the year and dazzled everyone, getting onto the podium at the inaugural round in Qatar. One week later, the young Spaniard did even better, achieving victory at the Doha Grand Prix, starting from the pit-lane and making up a more than 11-second disadvantage in the race. With subsequent wins in Portugal and Jerez, Acosta became the youngest rider to earn three consecutive victories, and the only competitor to take four podiums in his first four World Championship appearances.

Solid performances and success followed, with Acosta winning the German Grand Prix and the Styrian Grand Prix. After a victory at the Algarve GP, he seals the Moto3 title with 6 victories and 2 podiums, with one race remaining of the season. In his short but successful career, he was also previously champion of the 2020 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider will step up to Moto2 with the team in 2022, looking to continue his stunning trajectory.