Red Bull Ring awaits for Fernandez and Acosta17/08/2022
Augusto Fernandez arrives at the Austrian Grand Prix as Moto2 series leader. Pedro Acosta will undergo a medical examination prior to the event.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders will compete in the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring this weekend, following a British Grand Prix that saw contrasting fortunes for the two riders.
Augusto Fernandez led the way in Free Practice at Silverstone and took his first pole position of the season. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider had a great race in which, despite dropping positions at the start, he took victory after making a definitive overtaking move on the last lap. The result made Fernandez the new leader of the Moto2 standings with 171 points.
Pedro Acosta did not participate at the British Grand Prix, as he was declared unfit by the medical team. He continues to work on his recovery and travels to Austria aiming to compete, pending a final medical examination. With 75 points, Acosta is ninth in the standings.
The 25-lap Moto2 Austrian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday at 12:20 PM. The last win for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team at the track was for Raul Fernandez in last year’s edition of the event.
Circuit information – Red Bull Ring
Length: 4.318 m / 2.683 miles
Width: 13 metres / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 3
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 626 m / 2053.81 ft.
37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“I’m really looking forward to the weekend. Last year I got two podiums in Austria, so I have very good memories of there. This year there is a change to the layout with the new chicane, and I want to see how it is. The objective is still to score as many points as possible and fight for the win. It doesn’t change our approach, even though we lead the standings, and we will give 100% from Friday onwards.”
51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We couldn’t race at Silverstone, even though I was feeling ok. The injury has its recovery period and we cannot change that, so in Austria we will undergo another medical examination to see if I can compete. This weekend we will be at the home of KTM and Red Bull, and you feel at home there because you see that the fans support the team. It’s nice not only for us, but for everyone who is part of the KTM family. It’s going to be an important weekend and we hope to enjoy it in the best way.”