Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders focused on home Grand Prix at Jerez26/04/2023
Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas will contest the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.
The Moto2 World Championship returns from America for the fourth round of the season. The Spanish Grand Prix will be the next challenge for Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas after an intense event in Austin, where Acosta won thanks to an outstanding performance. Arenas fought for the Top 10 until the closing laps and finished in twelfth position.
Acosta arrives in Jerez in top form after the victory in the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider continues to be one of the men to beat in the intermediate class, after claiming two victories in the first three races of the season. The winner of the 2021 round at Jerez in Moto3, he is fully focused on fighting for a good result this weekend. With 54 points, Acosta occupies second place overall.
Arenas had a bittersweet end to the Americas GP after he failed to fight for the Top 10 in the final stretch of the race, placing twelfth. An experienced rider racing at home, he is determined to put in a positive performance at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider was the race winner there in Moto3 in 2020, and currently occupies tenth position overall, with a total of 19 points.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team occupy second in the team standings on 73 points, just 6 behind the leaders. The Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix will start at 1:15 PM local time on Sunday 30th April.
Circuit information – Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit
Length: 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Width: 11 metres / 36.09 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 607 m / 0.377 miles
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We are coming off a few weekends in which we have taken steps forward with the setup of the bike. The team are working well and, seeing how competitive we were in the March test in Jerez, we want to continue with that at the Grand Prix. Our objective is to try to progress in the aspects that we found most difficult at the last race in Austin. Racing at home is always special, so I’m looking forward to the weekend.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“We are returning to Europe and we arrive in Jerez ready to be competitive from Day 1. We want to have a good weekend because I am looking forward to racing at home in front of the fans. After these first three races and a few days at home I am motivated to get riding again. We are ready for a great weekend. Let’s go!”