Acosta and Arenas travel to Argentina for second round of 202329/03/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo will compete at Termas de Rio Hondo this weekend.
Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas have travelled to Argentina to contest the second Grand Prix of the season, held at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. After good results achieved in the Portuguese Grand Prix, with the victory for Acosta and Arenas finishing in the Top 10, both riders are aiming for more of the same this weekend.
Acosta started the season in the best possible way, as a frontrunner throughout the weekend in Portugal. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider started the race from the front row of the grid. After taking the lead on the first few laps he went on to achieve victory in Portimao, his tenth win in the World Championship. Acosta arrives in Argentina in top form, a circuit where he has yet to finish on the podium, having finished seventh last year. He leads the overall standings with 25 points.
Arenas sees the Argentine Grand Prix as another opportunity to continue progressing with the team, having felt good in the first half of the race in Portimao, when he moved up positions and remained in Top10. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 continues to work hard to adapt to the KTM and goes into the first overseas race of 2023 focused on improving his results at Termas, where he was eighth in 2022. With 8 points to his name, he is eighth in the Moto2 World Championship.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 leads the team standings with 33 points. Aki Ajo’s team knows what it’s like to be on the podium: Miguel Oliveira was second in 2017 and third in 2018. The Moto2 Argentina Grand Prix 21-lap race takes place on Sunday, April 2nd at 12:15 PM local time.
Circuit information – Termas de Rio Hondo
Length: 4,806 m / 2,986 miles
Width: 16 metres / 52.49 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.076 m / 0.669 miles
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Last year’s race in Argentina was tough, but this year we arrive with much more experience in the class and know what mistakes we made. There will be riders who will be fast, I have no doubt. We have to be aware that this year is going to be very long and we have to keep improving. The important thing is to take firm steps forward and get good results.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“After Portimao I’m really looking forward to the next race, and what better time to get back on the bike than this week? We will keep working and improving; we know what the points to improve are and we will do our best to achieve it, to have a good weekend there.”