Fernandez and Acosta in search of success at Le Mans11/05/2022
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 face the seventh round of the 2022 season, taking place at the historic Le Mans circuit.
The historic Le Mans circuit welcomes the Moto2 World Championship this weekend for the French Grand Prix. Red Bull KTM Ajo face the seventh round of the 2022 season with great motivation and expectations, following a productive private test for Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta last week at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.
Fernandez had a good weekend at Jerez, capped by a fourth place in the race. The Spaniard proved, once again, that he is in a formidable run of form, and was one of the most competitive riders of the Grand Prix. Coming into the visit to Le Mans, a track where he was on the podium with a third place in 2019, he is ninth in the overall standings, with 44 points.
At the Spanish Grand Prix, Acosta enjoyed one of his most solid performances so far this season, being competitive and consistent in every practice session. However, the current Moto3 World Champion’s progress was cut short in the race when, after contact with another rider, he crashed on Lap 2. The Spaniard re-joined the contest and eventually finished 20th. This weekend, Acosta faces the new challenge of the French GP, where he will try to continue progressing and learning together with his team. Acosta currently occupies 15th place in the Moto2 World Championship, with 20 points.
The 25-lap Moto2 French Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday, May 15th, at 12:20 PM local time.
Circuit information – Le Mans Circuit
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Width: 13 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.418 miles
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“We had a positive round in Jerez, taking fourth place after starting from ninth. More than the position, what I take from it is the pace that we showed in the race, and that we were competitive until the end. We got our feeling back after a couple of complicated Grands Prix. Also, last week we completed a two-day test in Barcelona, where we took new steps forward and found some interesting things. Now we go to Le Mans, a circuit that I really like, where I’ve always been fast. In my first experience there, I got on the podium. I really want to fight for the top positions again. The weather is always unknown at this circuit, so we’ll see what conditions we find, although we hope it won’t rain much. However it is, our objective is once again to be at the front, qualify well and have a positive weekend.”
#51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We want to make amends for last week’s misfortune in Jerez. For this Grand Prix, the objective will be to continue progressing and taking steps forward in our adaptation to the class. We will work hard with the team to achieve our goals and have a good weekend. As always, we will try to enjoy ourselves every time we go out.”