Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 conclude productive two-day test in Jerez23/11/2021
Augusto Fernandez begins his pre-season work with the team, while Pedro Acosta makes his debut onboard the Moto2 bike.
A week and a half ago, the 2021 Moto2 World Championship came to a close for Red Bull KTM Ajo. After a short break, the team have already started work for next season, with a two-day test at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Augusto Fernandez had his first encounter with his new crew, and had very positive feelings about the test, whilst Pedro Acosta made his debut on a Moto2 bike and used his track time to gain experience.
Fernandez showed a quick adaptation to the Red Bull KTM Ajo bike, and on Monday he was one of the most competitive riders at the test, achieving the sixth fastest time: a 1:42.410. On Tuesday, the Spaniard continued with his intense work plan, and after the two days in the Spanish track, Augusto Fernandez gained valuable information ahead of next season.
Moto3 World Champion, Acosta, had his first experience aboard a Moto2 bike, on his debut as a rider in the intermediate class. The Spaniard dedicated the first day to getting a feel for his new machine and, despite fast times not being the main objective, he finished 13th with a personal best of 1:42.895. On Tuesday, Acosta continued to focus on adapting, taking progressive steps forward.
Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta will return to action in the first test of 2022, returning to Jerez from February 22nd to 24th.
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“We conclude this first test of the 2022 pre-season very happy. Above all, I’m satisfied with how the second day went, as we were able to focus our work on the bike – because yesterday we mostly did tests with the Dunlop tyres. The team and I understood each other better all the time. I feel good around all of them; we started well and we have similar ways of thinking. I would like to continue working with them, rather than go on holiday, and continue preparing for the next campaign. However, it is necessary to rest, because that way we will come back stronger next year. I want to thank Red Bull, KTM, Aki Ajo and the entire crew for these two days.”
#51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Overall, I felt very good throughout these two days of testing, especially during the second day. Our only objective here was to gain experience and put in kilometres onboard the Moto2 bike, since we have a lot to learn. I’m happy with the work we have done, and the team did their best to make me feel comfortable from the first moment onward. Now it’s time to rest and train to get stronger.”