Thailand Grand Prix next challenge for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto228/09/2022
Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta face the seventeenth round of the season.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders arrive in Thailand in great form. Augusto Fernandez finished on the podium in a demanding race in Japan, and remains the leader of the Moto2 World Championship, whilst Pedro Acosta placed seventh at Motegi, a new circuit for him with limited track time due to the weather conditions.
Fernandez continues to show great solidity in each race. At the Japanese Grand Prix, he showed his potential again, riding an intelligent race and keeping up the pace to finish second. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider arrives in Thailand leading the World Championship with 234 points, and will look to increase his advantage at Buriram, a circuit where his best placing is fourth in 2019.
Acosta will be facing a new circuit for him. After climbing eleven places in the race to finish seventh in Japan, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider arrives in Buriram with a very good feelings, focused on improving and progressing. With 132 points he is in sixth place in the overall standings and remains the top rookie in Moto2.
The 24-lap Moto2 race will start at 1:20 PM local time on Sunday.
Circuit information – Chang International Circuit
Lenght: 4554 m / 2.83 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 1000 m
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“It’s a circuit where I finished fourth last time we visited, so it’s not a bad place for me. It will be a tough race due to the high temperatures and fitness will be important. After the podium in Japan, which was not a very favourable circuit for us, we are strong and with a lot of desire to work and fight to win on Sunday.”
51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We are doing a good job. We have to keep improving on Saturdays, because we’ve already shown that we have the pace on Sundays. Thailand is another new circuit for me, but also for many other riders because it has been several years since there has been a race here due to the pandemic. We will work hard on fitness because the conditions will be very demanding, but we are ready.”