Dominant Pedro Acosta wins San Marino Grand Prix10/09/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider achieves his fifth victory of the season.
Pedro Acosta completed an almost perfect weekend at the San Marino Grand Prix with a win. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider led the race from start to finish, handling the 22 laps perfectly. With this latest victory, Acosta increases his lead in the overall standings.
Starting the race from second on the grid, Acosta claimed the holeshot and imposed his pace, although on the opening laps his rivals did not make it easy for him. The currentchampionship leader imposed his pace, although in the first few laps his rivals did not make it easy for him. Acosta put on a great display of riding and race management, increasing his advantage lap after lap. In the final stretch took another step forward and crossed the finish line with an advantage of more than six seconds. With this result he now has five victories this season and 211 points in the championship, increasing his lead to 34 points over the second placed rider.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team will next travel to the Buddh International Circuit to compete for the first time in the Indian Grand Prix, which will take place from September 22nd to 24th.
1. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 35:30.145
2. Celestino Vietti (Kalex) +6.305
3. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) +9.989
4. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) +11.344
5. Ai Ogura (Kalex) +12.442
Moto2 World Championship Standing 2023
1. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 211 points
2. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) 177 points
3. Jake Dixon (Kalex) 146 points
4. Aron Canet (Kalex) 116 points
5. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) 116 points
14. Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 59 points
Moto2 Teams World Championship Standing 2023
1. Red Bull KTM Ajo 270 points
2. Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 251 points
3. +Ego SpeedUp 200 points
4. Pons Wegow Los40 179 points
5. Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 164 points
Ajo – Team Manager
“We have mixed feelings about the weekend because Albert was injured on the first day, but fortunately it seems that it is nothing serious, so we are looking forward to his return in India and we wish him a speedy recovery. He was improving a lot in the last few races and especially at the CatalanGP. Pedro had one of those really strong weekends since the start. As we expected, at this track we had good grip and this is really good for Pedro’s riding style. Since Friday his pace was better than the others and his speed was also up there. We saw one more example of his maturity and how he can manage a race. Congratulations to Pedro, this great team and all the partners as well.”
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“It was a race in which it was important to be at the front and try to set our pace, because we have been working on it all weekend. We knew it was good, although in the middle of the race we had some problems because it was difficult for us to turn. The rest of the riders also pushed a lot, but we are very happy with the result. After Austria and Catalonia and coming close to victory there, we were able to put that right. Now it’s time to continue working; we’re going to a new circuit so in India we will have to adapt from Friday.”