Indonesian Grand Prix welcomes Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas11/10/2023
Red Bull KTM Ajo to compete at the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit this weekend.
The Moto2 World Championship faces a second triple-header of the season, beginning with the Indonesian Grand Prix this weekend. The exotic circuit welcomes the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders for the second time, who are already working to deliver their best performance once again. Pedro Acosta continues his championship fight and is looking to return to the top of the podium, while Albert Arenas has recovered from injury and aims to ride at full strength.
Pedro Acosta continues his streak of great results after scoring another podium finish in Japan. The current Championship leader arrives at the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit with a 50-point lead in the overall standings and wants to continue extending this advantage for the next rounds. Acosta finished ninth last year and this time he faces the second edition of this GP with more experience and maturity. With 252 points he remains at the top of the intermediate category.
Albert Arenas is looking forward to this weekend after improving his feeling in Japan, where he was eighteenth. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider is already getting back to peak fitness following an injury, and a Top 10 placing at this weekend’s venue in 2022 gives him plenty of optimism. He currently occupies the fourteenth position overall, with 61 points.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 also lead the Team standings, with 313 points. The intermediate Moto2 Indonesian Grand Prix will get underway this Sunday, October 15th, at 1:15 PM local time.
Circuit information – Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit
Length: 4.3 kilometres / 2.68 miles
Width: 15 metres / 49.21 ft
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 11
Longest straight: 507 metres / 1663.39 ft.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“We had a consistent weekend in Japan, although I think we were lacking a little something in the race, since the track conditions changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have to be happy with the weekend we had. Now it’s time to focus on Indonesia, as there will be 3 races in a row and it will be important not to make mistakes, avoid crashes and prevent any injuries. Last year we made a good fightback, despite it being the beginning of the year. We arrive here better than last year so we have to take things calmly and not rush.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“Now comes an intense three races in a row, and Indonesia will be the first stop. We raced there last year, but we will see how we adapt to the conditions. Physically I feel much better, so now it’s time to concentrate 100% on training and continuing to improve the feeling with the bike. Our goal is to be competitive again, so we will go race-by-race to continue enjoying each GP.”