Acosta and Arenas fully focused on Thailand Grand Prix25/10/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo duo are already in Buriram ahead of this weekend.
Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas continue their work this weekend with the Thai Grand Prix at the Chang International Circuit. After facing extreme conditions at Phillip Island last time out, the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo come into an important round in which Pedro Acosta will have his first opportunity to become Moto2 World Champion.
The Moto2 Australian Grand Prix presented a totally unexpected scenario for Acosta. He was forced to start from the back of the grid after a crash on the sighting lap, although he once again demonstrated his ability to overcome adversity, climbing back up the order to ninth position. Acosta, who has 7 victories and 12 podiums so far this year, has a first chance to clinch the title on Sunday, as he leads the standings with 280.5 points.
Albert Arenas arrives in Buriram determined to face the last race of three on consecutive weekends. He was 14th in Australia, and has positive memories of the Chang International Circuit, where he won in 2019 in Moto3. Arenas is fully focused on getting a good feeling back and continuing to improve in the final stretch of the 2023 campaign. With 62 points, he is fifteenth in the standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo are also in the fight for the Team title, leading the way with 343.5 points. The intermediate class team were on the podium in Thailand in 2019 with Brad Binder, who finished in second place. The Moto2 Thai Grand Prix takes place on Sunday at 1:15 PM local time.
Circuit information – Chang International Circuit
Lenght: 4554 m / 2.83 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 1000 m
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Last year in Thailand we were quite competitive in dry conditions. It’s the third week in a row in which we are racing, but we have a clean slate after Australia. We will take advantage of a couple of days’ rest with the team and be fully focused on the last race of this triple-header. It will be an important weekend ahead of the final part of the season.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“Thailand is a circuit that I know quite well and it brings back good memories. After two races that were a bit tough for us, we reach the last round of this triple-header. I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike again. We are not giving up and we are going to try to get the best out of ourselves once again.”