Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas head Stateside for Americas GP12/04/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team will compete this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas.
The third round of the 2023 Moto2 World Championship season will take place this weekend. After finishing ninth and twelfth, respectively, in Argentina, Albert Arenas and Pedro Acosta head to Texas to compete in the Grand Prix of the Americas. Both riders are raring to go and, after an intense start to the season, they will seek to achieve good results at the North American circuit.
Acosta arrives in the US looking to improve the results of the Argentina Grand Prix, where he was twelfth in a race hindered by adverse conditions and the state of the track. Acosta is in top form and wants a first ever podium in the Grand Prix of the Americas. He occupies third position in the overall standings with 29 points.
Arenas continues his upward progression since the start of the season.The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider drew positive conclusions from Termas de Rio Hondo, where he finished inside the Top 10. He will be one of the most experienced riders in the field at the North American circuit. With 15 points, he is tenth in the Moto2 standings.
The last victory in the Grand Prix of the Americas for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 was in 2021 with Raul Fernandez. Previously, they have also achieved good results in the intermediate class with a win for Tetsuta Nagashima in 2020 and third place for Miguel Oliveira in 2018, among others. On 44 points, Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 occupy third position in the Teams Championship.
The 16-lap Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas race will take place on Sunday, April 16th, at 12:15 PM, local time.
Circuit information – Circuit of The Americas (COTA)
Length: 5.513 m / 3.426 miles
Width: 15 metres / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 11
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.200 m / 3937.01 ft.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We come to Austin with more experience and a better base setup for the bike. At the Argentina Grand Prix we were as competitive as possible, although it was a difficult race with tricky conditions. Last year we couldn’t finish the Americas GP, but I feel confident and eager to see how far we can go this year. I think we can get a good result and we will work for that from Friday.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“We are going to a circuit that I like, although we know that it is a demanding one. We are going to have to be very focused from day one. After the race in Argentina we have had a week off that has helped me to think about the aspects that we have to improve. It has been an intense start to the season in which we have taken steps forward, but it is time to perform at our best. I can’t wait to get back on the bike, as we are clear about our ideas and from Practice 1 we will give it our best.”