Acosta and Arenas ready to conquer Red Bull Ring


The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo will compete at the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend.

The Moto2 World Championship reaches the midway point of the season this weekend in Austria, with the tenth round of the year. After a weekend full of learning at Silverstone, Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas face a special Grand Prix for the team keen to perform at their best.

Acosta returns to the Red Bull Ring as the leader of the Moto2 standings with 156 points, 2 ahead of his nearest rival, courtesy of his third place finish at the BritishGP. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider enjoyed a complete weekend which saw him take pole position and another podium. Last season, Acosta was fourth in Austria, and this time around he believes he can place amongst the top riders.

Arenas has extra motivation after a difficult BritishGP, where he was fourteenth and did not have the best feeling on the final laps, despite staying in the fight for the Top 10 and improving over the weekend. Austria will be a new challenge for the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider, and last year he finished in an outstanding ninth position there. Arenas will seek to improve his results at KTM’s home Grand Prix. With 43 points, he is twelfth in the overall standings.

Red Bull KTM Ajo were on the podium at the Red Bull Ring in 2021 with victory for Raul Fernandez, and in 2020 with a triumph for Jorge Martín, who was also second there that year at the Styrian Grand Prix. They are currently second in the Team standings with 199 points. The intermediate class Austrian Grand Prix race will take place on Sunday, August 20th, at 12:15 PM.

Circuit information – Red Bull Ring
Length: 4.318 m / 2.683 miles
Width: 13 metres / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 3
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 626 m / 2053.81 ft.
Constructed: 1969

We didn’t do badly last year in Austria. We were coming back from an injury and we were able to be quite competitive. In the end, it is the home of KTM, of Red Bull and of all our sponsors… so obviously the pressure increases a bit. I think it is a fairly favourable track for us, for our bike, for our team and for my riding style, although we will have to keep our feet on the ground and start the weekend from scratch to try to get the most out of every situation.

We are heading to Austria, a special circuit for KTM, and we are motivated and looking forward to a good weekend. This weekend we will have to focus on the task at hand and perform at our best once again. We will try to enjoy everything and get to Sunday in a good position.