Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta ready to fight at Misano

31/08/2022

The San Marino Grand Prix welcomes the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders this weekend.

 

Red Bull KTM Ajo arrive in Misano for the San Marino Grand Prix this weekend, competing in the fourteenth round of the year. After a demanding race in Austria, Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta face the final stretch of the year before the flyaway rounds.

Fernandez arrived at the Red Bull Ring as Moto2 series leader. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider went on to begin the contest from the front row of the grid and remained in the front group until the end of the race, finishing fifth. With 183 points, he is in second place in the standings, just 1 point behind the new leader.

Acosta was cleared by the medical team to return to competition in Austria. After regaining his feeling on the bike, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider started the race from the second row of the grid. Acosta was in the podium positions for much of the race and fought for third place until the final corner, achieving a noteworthy fourth. He is currently 10th in the overall standings with 88 points.

The 25-lap Moto2 San Marino Grand Prix will take place on Sunday September 4th at 12:20 PM local time. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider Remy Gardner took the win in 2021, with team-mate Raul Fernandez in second.

 

Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Length: 4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 530 m / 0.329 miles
Constructed: 1969

 

37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“I am really looking forward to this Grand Prix. Misano is a circuit that I like and where I have achieved good results in the past. We continue with the same approach that we have followed so far. The goal is to fight for the win on Sunday and get good points for the World Championship. We arrive strong and we can have a good weekend there.”

51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“I feel fitter now. Misano is a very physical circuit and new to me with a Moto2 bike, so I have no expectations. We continue to take small but firm steps. We must continue with the good work that we have been carrying out since the end of the first half of the year. It could be a good circuit for us, but we have to continue working as we have done up to now.”

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