Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 head into Portuguese GP in top form22/03/2023
Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas begin the 2023 season after a satisfactory preseason.
The Moto2 World Championship kicks off this weekend with the Portuguese Grand Prix. Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas have finished preseason with a series of runouts in Jerez and Portugal, in which they looked for a solid setup for the first race of the year.
Acosta has great confidence after topping the Official Test timesheets at the Portuguese circuit, where he also broke the circuit record. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider has two previous wins at Portimao, from the two races held in 2021 in Moto3. In his second year in the intermediate class, Acosta faces this first race weekend of 2023 with a lot of motivation and with a very good feeling.
Arenas will make his debut with Red Bull KTM Ajo this weekend, beginning his third season in the intermediate class. After three intense days of work in Portimao, the Moto2 rider has taken big steps in his adaptation to his new team and bike. Arenas arrives at this Grand Prix eager to start this new stage of his career and improve on previous results achieved at the Portuguese circuit.
The 21-lap Moto2 Portuguese Grand Prix race takes place on Sunday, March 26 at 12:15 PM local time.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“The test last weekend went very well and it helps give us more confidence for the race. I think it will be important to stay calm and continue working with the same strategy as in the test, to try to improve the points in which we were most lacking last year. I think we can get a good result this weekend and I’m looking forward to starting the season”.
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“After three days recovering following the Official Tests, we come into the GP fresh. I don’t think we are 100% ready yet, but we are going to use Friday and Saturday to continue working and reach maximum performance. Our main objective is to be able to have a good race and get the best result possible. Nevertheless, I’m satisfied because in the test here we did a race simulation that gave us information for this GP that might help us”.