Fernandez and Acosta set sights on continuing streak at German GP15/06/2022
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 begin back-to-back run in Germany and the Netherlands.
As the Moto2 World Championship season closes in on its halfway point, Red Bull KTM Ajo travel to Sachsenring this weekend for the German Grand Prix. The duo begin a run of two consecutive weeks of racing, which will start in Germany and end in the Netherlands. Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta are eager to get another good result and continue the positive work from recent rounds.
At the Catalan Grand Prix, Fernandez had a great weekend that culminated in a third position in the race. With this result, he took his second podium of the season, adding to the victory he achieved at the French GP. Now, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 talent travels to Sachsenring, a track that he knows well, where he will once again fight for the top positions. Fernandez occupies fourth in the overall standings, with 96 points.
At the last round, Acosta was once again very solid and competitive throughout the weekend. In the race, the reigning Moto3 World Champion made a strong fightback to finish sixth, riding at the same pace as the leaders. His record at Sachsenring includes a victory last year. Currently, Acosta is tenth in the Moto2 World Championship with 55 points.
The 28-lap Moto2 German Grand Prix takes place at 12:20 PM local time on Sunday. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 have been on the podium at Sachsenring on their last fourth visits, thanks to a second place for Miguel Oliveira in 2017 and a victory and second place for Brad Binder in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Last year, Remy Gardner also won the German GP race.
Circuit information – Sachsenring
Length: 3.671 m / 2.281 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m / 2296.59 ft.
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“I’m happy with how things went in Barcelona, since we got another podium and, above all, we kept our consistent work going. Now we have to pick all these feelings back up and take them to Germany. The Sachsenring is a unique circuit, with many left-hand corners. Especially this weekend, it will be necessary to work very well with the tyres. The goal is once again to be at the front. We will try to improve in qualifying to have more of a chance in the race, since in recent contests we had the pace but started from far back. We have to continue working as we have been doing, to arrive prepared for Sunday and fight for the win.”
#51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We’re coming off a good weekend in Barcelona, where we learned a lot about how to manage a race. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the German Grand Prix, at a circuit that I’ve gone well at in the past and where we’ll try to get that good feeling back. The goal is to keep working in the same way as we are improving round after round.”