Flyaways begin for Acosta and Arenas with Indian Grand Prix20/09/2023
The Moto2 duo face a new circuit on the calendar this weekend.
The final stretch of the Moto2 World Championship gets underway with the Indian Grand Prix. The Buddh International Circuit presents an unknown track for the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders, who will compete at this Grand Prix for the first time. Pedro Acosta continues in the fight for the title after his victory at Misano, while Albert Arenas will travel to India after missing the San Marino Grand Prix race through injury.
Acosta got back to winning ways in the San Marino Grand Prix, with his fifth win of the season. These results, part of nine podium finishes, have allowed him to strengthen his lead and increase the advantage in the title chase. Acosta arrives at the Buddh International Circuit determined to quickly adapt to this new challenge. He has 211 points to his name and occupies the top spot in the standings.
Arenas faces the race with optimism after experiencing ups and downs in the last two races. He put in his best performance of the season at the Catalan Grand Prix, for a place on the podium, but was declared unfit for the San Marino Grand Prix after suffering a crash in Practice on the Friday. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has been working on his recovery since then and is expecting to receive clearance to compete at the Indian Grand Prix. With 54 points, he occupies fourteenth position in the standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo also lead the Team standings with 270 points. The intermediate class race will be 19 laps and will begin at 1:45pm on Sunday.
Circuit Information – Buddh International Circuit
Length: 4.96 Km / 3.08 miles.
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 1.006m / 3
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“It is a new circuit for everyone, but we are in good shape after our latest results. We will see what the conditions are like and what the track is like. We will try to create a good base setup and work without pressure. Coming up are more familiar circuits and we have to remain in good shape for then.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“We arrive at a new place where everything will be unfamiliar for everyone. I have been focused on my recovery and working hard every day. I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike and meeting up with the team again. I hope to feel good and little by little get a good feeling back.”