French Grand Prix awaits for Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas10/05/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders arrive at Le Mans in search of new successes.
Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas will travel to Le Mans this weekend to contest the French Grand Prix, after the good results achieved at the Spanish Grand Prix. A podium and an eighth place at the last round leave Red Bull KTM Ajo optimistic about their chances at Round 5 of the season.
Acosta is the joint leader of the intermediate class, on 74 points, after placing second at Jerez -continuing a great start to the season that has featured three podiums (two of them wins) in the first four rounds. In 2021, Acosta was unable to finish the French Grand Prix race after crashing out whilst leading, in a turning point in his debut year in Moto2. This time he will seek to fight for the podium to continue his streak of good results.
Arenas, who finished the Spanish Grand Prix in eighth place, faces this weekend with optimism after finding a good feeling -especially during the post-race test held at the Andalusian circuit. He took a step forward that allowed him to complete the test in the Top 5. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider is confident of his ability to make further progress at Le Mans, where he took his first World Championship win in 2018, and in the upcoming rounds. With 27 points he occupies ninth in the overall standings.
With 101 points, Red Bull KTM Ajo occupy second place in the team standings, 16 points behind the leaders. In addition, the French Grand Prix has been the scene of positive results for them in recent years, with Augusto Fernandez winning in 2022 and Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner taking a one-two in 2021. The Moto2 French Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, May 14th, starting at 12:15 PM local time.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Jerez was a very good weekend in which we improved some aspects that we had pending. In the race we lacked a little something, but we got a great result. We came to a circuit where we had done quite well last year, we were able to go fast and we learned a lot. We are in good form before the first break of the season and we can still continue to improve. At Le Mans we will have to be aware of the weather conditions as they can change very quickly, but we are prepared for all situations.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“I am really looking forward to Le Mans. The feeling in the test was an improved one and we know the areas in which we have to focus to get the most out of our riding. We hope to do our best and take that step forward that will allow us to improve the results.”