Fernandez travels to Assen and Acosta misses the Dutch GP


Augusto Fernandez targets back-to-back wins before the summer break. Pedro Acosta will sit out the event with a fractured left femur.

An intense first half of the Moto2 World Championship season comes to a close this weekend for Red Bull KTM Ajo, as the team travels to the Dutch Grand Prix. The 11th round of 2022 is a chance for Augusto Fernandez to build on his win from less than seven days ago at Sachsenring. Pedro Acosta will sit out the event and he will have surgery on Thursday for a fractured left femur.

Fernandez was the runaway winner of the German Grand Prix, taking the chequered flag more than 7 seconds ahead of his teammate. The victory was his second of the season, following his previous triumph at the French Grand Prix. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider has good memories of Assen, as it was there that he achieved his first Grand Prix win in 2019. Fernandez occupies third in the overall standings, with 121 points.

Acosta’s absence is due to an injury picked up in training following the German round. The reigning Moto3 World Champion is expected to have surgery at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona on Thursday.

The 24-lap Moto2 Dutch GP race takes place on Sunday at 12:20 PM local time. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 have placed on the podium at Assen in 2019, with Brad Binder’s second place, and last season Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner finished first and second, respectively.

Circuit information – TT Circuit Assen
Length: 4.542 m. / 2,822 miles
Width: 14 m. / 45.93 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 12
Longest straight: 487 m. / 1597.77 ft.
Constructed: 1955


“As we are about to conclude the first half of the 2022 season, we can say that it has been positive so far. After a bit of a difficult start, the last few races have been good and we’ve picked up a lot of points. Now we are focused on Assen, a track that I like and where I have always achieved good results. However, in Moto2 anything can happen and we can’t afford to switch off. We have to work well and concentrate from Friday onwards, as we have always done. Above all, we have to have a good qualifying session, since in Germany starting from the front row of the grid helped us a lot. The objective once again is to be at the front and, if possible, fight for the win.”