Acosta and Arenas begin intense June with Italian Grand Prix07/06/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders will compete at Mugello in the first of three consecutive rounds.
This weekend, the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello will host the sixth round of the Moto2 season. After a bittersweet end to the French Grand Prix, in which Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas were unable to finish the race, Red Bull KTM Ajo head to the Italian Grand Prix focused on getting good results.
Acosta arrives at a circuit where he took his first victory last year. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider has refocused after the crash at Le Mans, and has worked hard in the past three weeks for a month of June that will see three consecutive races. Acosta remains in the fight for the title and will target another win at the Italian circuit. With 74 points he is second in the Moto2 standings.
Arenas, who also had a difficult weekend in France, sees the Italian Grand Prix as another opportunity to take a step forward. He will seek to improve on the results achieved at the track in previous years and be competitive once again. After the first stage of the season, Arenas is eleventh in the overall standings with 27 points.
Along with Acosta’s victory in Moto2 last year, the Moto2 team had a one-two with Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez in 2021, and a win with Miguel Oliveira in 2018. Red Bull KTM Ajo remain second position in the Teams standings with 101 points. The Moto2 Italian Grand Prix race will take place this Sunday at 12:15 PM local time.
Circuit information – Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello
Length: 5.245 m / 3.259 miles
Width: 14 m / 45.93 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.141 m / 0.709 miles
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Over the weekend at Le Mans we were competitive despite the crash, when I made a mistake. We have more information than last year to continue working. Mugello is a circuit that brings back very good memories for me, and was where I got my first victory in Moto2, so we will go out there to give it our best from Friday.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“After this break I have recharged my batteries and we have been training for the run of three races. It is going to be an intense few weeks, with Mugello the first race up. It is a very beautiful circuit and at the same time it is long and technical. I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike and getting up to speed, reuniting with the team and continuing working step-by-step in the right direction.”