Malaysian GP marks first stop of the last triple header for Acosta and Arenas08/11/2023
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo will compete at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend.
The final stretch of the Moto2 World Championship kicks off this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit. With three races left before the end of the year, the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo come to Malaysia after a week off. After Pedro Acosta’s podium in Thailand, the Spanish rider has a new opportunity to win the title at this round. Albert Arenas is eager to continue progressing in a weekend where the demands will be high.
Acosta arrives in Malaysia with very clear ideas. After finishing second in Thailand and achieving his thirteenth podium of the season, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider wants to continue with his successes in an outstanding year. Despite his not finishing the race in Malaysia last year, Acosta is fully convinced of his abilities this time around, and will do his best to seal the title in Sepang. With 300.5 points, he leads his nearest rival by 63 points.
Arenas faces this weekend with a lot of motivation and ready to continue with the progress made at the last Grand Prix. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider has gone from strength to strength since his return from injury and is fully focused on fighting for the top positions at the demanding Sepang circuit, where he finished in thirteenth place last year. Arenas has 72 points in the Moto2 standings and occupies fifteenth.
Red Bull KTM Ajo also top the Team standings with 372.5 points. In previous years, Brad Binder took victory in Malaysia in 2019, while in 2017 Miguel Oliveira and Binder were first and third, respectively. The Moto2 Malaysian Grand Prix will begin at 1:15 PM local time on Sunday.
Circuit information – Petronas Sepang International Circuit
Length: 5.543 m / 3.444 miles
Width: 16 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 920 m / 0.572 miles
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Last year we were competitive in Malaysia, although the race didn’t work out in the best way. We were consistent all weekend, and I think we have to continue on that path of consistency and try to take the necessary steps to be able to have a good race on Sunday. These are the last Grands Prix of the year and we have to give a final push to continue achieving good results.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“We arrive in Malaysia for the first race of this last triple-header. Of the three, I think it is the most demanding, but we have recharged after a week of rest and preparation at home. We are eager to continue our progress and very motivated to get to work to have a good weekend.”