Acosta and Arenas face twelfth Grand Prix of the season at Misano06/09/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo will continue to progress in the second race of a double-header.
Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas retur to competition after an intense Grand Prix of Catalonia. With hardly any rest, the team is already in my healthy to dispute a new grand prix after the first podium achieved by Arenas and the sixth position of Acosta infront of the local fans.
The current leader of the Moto2 World Championship, Acosta had to fight throughout the weekend in Barcelona. Acosta maintained a consistent pace throughout every session, then rose up the order during the race to battle for the podium. Contact with another rider on the final laps caused him to fall to sixth. Acosta also finished sixth in the last race held in Misano, and currently has 186 points this season.
Arenas enjoyed his best weekend of the season to date at his home Grand Prix. The Spanish rider consolidated his adaptation to the team and concluded the Catalan GP with his first podium for Red Bull KTM Ajo, making up positions and finishing in third. In 2022 he was fourth at Misano. With 59 points, he is thirteenth in the overall standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo took the lead in the Team standings last weekend and already have 245 points. In previous years, Augusto Fernández was third at the San Marino Grand Prix, while in 2021 Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner placed first and second, respectively. This year’s Moto2 race will take place on Sunday, September 10th at 12:15 PM local time.
Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Length: 4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 530 m / 0.329 miles
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We are very competitive every weekend and that is the most important thing. In Catalonia we missed out on the podium, but now we have to focus on Misano and this weekend. I think we can do well, we have clear ideas and we will look to take another step forward and keep going.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“This is a Grand Prix that I like. Last year we were very competitive there and we are full of positive energy. Since Montmeló I have set my sights on Misano and I am looking forward to having a solid weekend and continuing to enjoy riding the bike.”