Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 move on to Sepang for penultimate round19/10/2022
The Malaysian Grand Prix will be the next race up for Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders travel to Malaysia to conclude the series of flyaway rounds this weekend. The Sepang International Circuit returns to the calendar after its absence since 2019, and the team’s riders are focused on a podium finish. Augusto Fernandez continues to focus on the fight for the title, whilst Pedro Acosta will be learning a new circuit after placing second in Australia.
Fernandez was one of the strongest riders at the Australian Grand Prix, starting the race from the front row of the grid. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 man maintained a great pace during the contest and occupied the podium positions until a crash after ten laps took him out of contention. Fernandez remains in the battle for the title, and with 238.5 points he is just 3.5 points behind the series leader.
Acosta had a great race at Phillip Island, fighting back from eighth to finish second. A strong pace saw him cut the gap to the winner by up to 3 tenths of a second per lap. After that impressive showing, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider faces an unfamiliar circuit this weekend, but remains the best rookie in the Moto2 class with 152 points, occupying fifth in the standings.
The 18-lap Moto2 race will start at 1:20 PM local time on Sunday.
Circuit information – Sepang International Circuit
Length: 5.543 m / 3.444 miles
Width: 16 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920 m / 0.572 miles
37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“I’m really looking forward to starting over again after the crash in Australia. I’m counting down the hours to get back on the bike again. We are going to continue working as we have been doing, as we’ve been doing a good job. We have to cut the points gap in the standings and attack because our objective remains the same: to win the race on Sunday.”
51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We have just achieved a very good result in Australia. We have to keep working in the same way, and our goal is still to improve on Saturdays. We have achieved good results in qualifying, but I know I can be higher up on the grid. In general, we have had a good run in Asia, with both ups and downs, but we have to be happy with how it’s gone. Now it’s time to finish it off in Malaysia in the best possible way before heading back to Europe.”