Decisive weekend for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 in Valencia

02/11/2022

Augusto Fernandez will fight for the title at the Valencia Grand Prix, with Pedro Acosta looking for another podium.

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo hosts the last round of the 2022 season this weekend. Augusto Fernandez arrives at the Valencia Grand Prix leading the Moto2 standings and ready to fight for the title until the end. Pedro Acosta is still in contention for the Rookie of the Year honour and is chasing another podium in the intermediate class.

Augusto Fernandez ended the flyaway rounds regaining the lead of the Moto2 standings after his fourth place at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider continues to be one hundred percent focused on his goal and has the chance to win the World Championship this weekend. Fernandez has already been on the podium in Valencia in 2021 and feels strong this time around. With 251.5 points, he has a 9.5 point lead over his rival in the tussle for the title.

Pedro Acosta will conclude a season full of progress and could be proclaimed Rookie of the Year in Moto2. With four podiums, including two victories, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider faces this Grand Prix ready to continue growing and complete the twentieth and final round in the best possible way. Acosta is in eighth place in the standings, with 152 points.

Red Bull KTM Ajo also has a chance to become Moto2 Team World Champion. With 403.5 points, the team leads the standings by 33.5 points over the second-placed team.The 25-lap Moto2 Valencian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday at 12:20 PM, local time.

 

Circuit information – Ricardo Tormo Circuit
Length: 4.005 m / 2.489 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left hand corners: 9
Right hand corners: 5
Longest straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles
Built: 1999

 

37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“I am really looking forward to starting the weekend. Valencia is a circuit that I like and where I got on the podium in 2021. I want to forget about everything else and start well on Friday. The goal is still, like every weekend, to get a good grid position in qualifying and fight to win the race on Sunday. I think we can do it, as we come into this one from races in which we have been strong, but for one reason or another they did not turn out the way we wanted. I want to fight for the win.”

51 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We arrive in Valencia feeling good. It’s the last race of the season and we have to give it our all. I think we are working well in this second half of the year, and are achieving good results. Despite having had ups and downs, we continue to progress every weekend and it’s important to continue like this to finish in the best possible way in front of our home fans.”

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