Acosta and Arenas ready to shine at Catalan Grand Prix30/08/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo face a new challenge in front of the home fans.
The Catalan Grand Prix will be the next event for the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders after an intense Austrian Grand Prix, where Pedro Acosta once again placed on the podium. The Moto2 rider wants to consolidate his lead in the overall standings at the legendary Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, while teammate Albert Arenas faces a special weekend at his home Grand Prix.
Acosta finished second at the Austrian Grand Prix and was the pacesetter for practically the entire weekend. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider will once again be one of the men to beat at the Catalan Grand Prix, and will look to be consistent and fight at the front from the off. Acosta was sixth at the track last year. With 176 points, he remains the leader of the Moto2 standings.
Arenas faces one of his most special events of the season, competing in his home Grand Prix. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider felt comfortable throughout the Austrian Grand Prix, but could not finish the race after suffering a crash. This time around, Arenas will try to be competitive from Friday onwards in front of the home fans, and continue to collect good results. He currently occupies fourteenth position with 43 points.
Red Bull KTM Ajo are second in the team standings and have 219 points. In previous years, Augusto Fernandez was third in Barcelona in 2022, while Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez were first and second respectively in 2021. The Moto2 Catalan GP will start at 12:15 PM on Sunday.
Circuit information – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Length: 4,627 m / 2,875 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 1,047 m / 0.650 miles
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We have been competitive in these last few races. Last year we made a mistake that denied us a better result in Barcelona, but I think it’s a favourable circuit for our bike and our riding style. I think we can get a good result again; we’re racing at home with the fans cheering us on, so it’s going to be a good weekend.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“It’s my home Grand Prix and that gives me extra energy. It is a circuit that I have known since I was very young and I am really looking forward to starting this weekend and working with the team. It’s definitely going to be special and we’ll see what it holds for us. I want to do my best from Friday onwards and be consistent throughout the weekend, so that I can have a good race on Sunday.”