Acosta leaves Jerez as leader after second consecutive podium30/04/2023
Pedro Acosta finishes second in Jerez, with Albert Arenas in eighth.
The Spanish Grand Prix concluded this Sunday with positive results for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team. Pedro Acosta took his second consecutive podium, finishing in second position, and is the new leader of the category. Albert Arenas rode a consistent race from start to finish and crossed the line in eighth position.
Pedro Acosta started the race from the front row of the grid. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider remained in first place for the first few laps, but then he dropped back to second. The high temperatures and the high race pace forced him to manage the contest intelligently, chasing the leader and eventually coming home second, earning a second consecutive podium -the third of the season. With this great result, Acosta moved joint top of the overall standings, with 74 points.
On the other hand, Albert Arenas completed a consistent race at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider started the race from ninth on the grid and maintained that position for the first part of the race. Arenas was comfortable in Jerez and showed a steady pace, making steps forward and trying to make up positions. The rider crossed the finish line again in the Top10, in eighth position. Arenas finishes this weekend ninth in the overall standings with 27 points.
The French Grand Prix will be the next race for Red Bull KTM Ajo, taking place from May 11-13th.
1. Sam Lowes (Kalex) 35:45.107
2. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +2.841
3. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) +9.618
4. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) +10.163
5. Aron Canet (Kalex) +11.056
8. Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +14.948
Moto2 World Championship Standing 2023
1. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 74 points
2. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) 74 points
3. Aron Canet (Kalex) 52 points
4. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) 45 points
5. Sam Lowes (Kalex) 43 points
9. Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 27 points
Moto2 Teams World Championship Standing 2023
1. Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 117 points
2. Red Bull KTM Ajo 101 points
3. Pons Wegow Los40 69 points
4. CAG SpeedUp 65 points
5. QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2 59 points
Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“We need to be very happy about our performance in Moto2. Pedro had a really great weekend, he has been very consistent and very fast in every practice session, showing his professionalism and experience in his second season in this category. We need to be very happy about this second position. Pedro didn’t want to take any extra risk during this race, collecting good points for the championship. He has already shown his smartness and cleverness. With Albert, I’m really happy with his race. We worked during this weekend on a base setup and, after a few crashes, he did finally took some good steps in his riding style and work. He rode a solid race and we are happy to keep going in the same way.”
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“It was a tough race, but we are more than happy with the result. I tried to catch up with the leader but he was very fast, although the pace was not very different. There was a big gap to third place so we earned some good points for the championship. We gave everything and the team worked hard throughout the weekend to be as competitive as possible today. I have to thank everyone who makes it so that we can achieve these results.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“It was important to have a good race today to continue building a good base for the coming rounds. We were faster and we took a step forward, although some small mistakes prevented us from gaining positions. We were able to face it and have a good pace. We will keep working for the next race at Le Mans.”