Fernandez and Acosta return to action at Silverstone03/08/2022
Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta contest the British GP after a five-week summer break.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo return from their summer holidays at the British GP this weekend. Augusto Fernandez will fight for a third consecutive victory, while Pedro Acosta makes his comeback after suffering an injury in June.
Fernandez comes into the British GP in top form after finishing the first half of the season with back-to-back wins. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider faces this round ready to continue the excellent results that he has taken in recent races. His victory in Assen saw him show great pace and lead the way during the closing stages of the race. He is currently joint leader of the Moto2 World Championship with 146 points.
Acosta returns to action after undergoing surgery for a fractured left femur. After missing the Dutch GP due to the injury, he has worked to recover and come back in top condition. After a final checkup, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider has received medical clearance and will be able to compete at Silverstone. At the German Grand Prix -his most recent race- he placed second and, with 75 points, the current Moto3 World Champion is ninth in the overall standings.
The 18-lap Moto2 British GP will take place on Sunday, August 7th, at 2:30 PM local time. The last victory for Red Bull KTM Ajo at Silverstone was achieved by Remy Gardner last season.
Circuit information – Silverstone Circuit
Length: 5.900 m. / 3.666 miles
Width: 17 m. / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770 m. / 0.478 miles
37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“I can’t wait to get started again after a long summer. I am looking forward to seeing the team again and getting back to work, picking up where we left off to continue in the same way. Silverstone is a circuit that I like, so I hope to have a good weekend. The goal is to fight for the win again and score as many points as possible.”
51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We are going to Silverstone with the aim of getting back a good feeling. My recovery has been long and I am working hard to get back to the level we were at before. Physically I feel fine, but now we have to recover my feeling with the bike. The important thing is to pick up the pace again, little-by-little, to get back to 100%.”