Podium finish gives Pedro Acosta series lead at Silverstone06/08/2023
Pedro Acosta is third in BritishGP, with Albert Arenas fourteenth.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders completed a demanding race at Silverstone. Pedro Acosta achieved his fourth consecutive podium after finishing in third position, whilst Albert Arenas ascended positions to place fourteenth.
The Moto2 race began with the riders keeping an eye out for the threat of rain and with Acosta on pole. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider remained in the Top3 after a good start and rode second in the front group, looking to secure the position and maintain a comfortable pace. The Spanish rider attempted to close down his rivals to score important points in the championship, and finally crossed the finish line in third position, earning his fourth consecutive podium. Acosta regains the lead in the Moto2 standings and has 156 points to his name.
Arenas started from sixth row on the grid and remained the position during the opening laps of the race. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider felt comfortable with his bike in the first part of the race, and took advantage to climb positions and enter the points. Arenas tried to break into the Top 10 and rode as high as twelfth, but on the closing laps he lost ground and finished the BritishGP in fourteenth place. With 43 points, he is twelfth in the overall standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 occupy second position in the team standings with 199 points. The Austrian Grand Prix will be the next event for the series, from August 18-20th.
Results (Moto2 Race)
1. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) 35:37.758
2. Aron Canet (Kalex) +2.546
3. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +3.883
4. Joe Roberts (Kalex) +6.460
5. Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex) +7.162
14. Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +18.835
Moto2 World Championship Standing 2023
1. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 156 points
2. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) 154 points
3. Jake Dixon (Kalex) 104 points
4. Aron Canet (Kalex) 96
5. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) 92 points
12. Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 43 points
Moto2 World Championship Team Standing 2023
1. Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 221 points
2. Red Bull KTM Ajo 199 points
3. Beta Tools SpeedUp 166 points
4. Pons Wegow Los40 133 points
5. Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 105 points
Aki Ajo – Team Manager:
Pedro had a really strong race and again gave an example of the smartness that he has shown during the season. Conditions were not easy during the weekend but Pedro handled the situation in a very smart way during the race. I would say he nearly pushed to the maximum, but in a clever way. That’s really good for us in the championship, but on the other hand we need to remember that the season is very long and we still have many races to go. We need to focus on things race-by-race. Albert started really well and was consistent from Friday, but unfortunately difficult wet conditions he had a crash and his starting position in the race wasn’t good. In the race we made some progress but we have to analyse why we dropped off at the end. In any case, we got points with Albert as well, so now we are looking forward to the next race.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
The last 4 laps were tough, but we’re happy with the result. The goal at the end of the year is going to be to get the most out of every situation. It’s our fourth consecutive podium; we haven’t had the pace to fight for victory but perhaps we could have challenged for second place. We have regained the series lead, it is another good result for us and now it is time to move on and think about the next race. We are going to be competitive in all situations, we have solved several aspects that we had pending, and I leave Silverstone satisfied.
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
We faced today’s race wanting to have a good fightback. We had a good first part of the race, although we lacked a little in the second part. After a difficult weekend due to the conditions, we were able to gather information and we are going to work to improve things for Austria. It’s an important Grand Prix for the team and we want to do our best there.