Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas ready for challenge of QatarGP15/11/2023
Red Bull KTM Ajo will compete in the penultimate round of the Moto2 season this weekend.
The 2023 season is in its final stretch and the Qatar Grand Prix is this year’s penultimate stop on the calendar. After being crowned Moto2 World Champion in Malaysia, Pedro Acosta is looking to enjoy these last two rounds as much as possible. Albert Arenas, who had an outstanding race last time out, wants to continue in the same way in Lusail.
Acosta clinched the title with a second place finish at Sepang. With 7 victories and 14 podiums to date, he can still continue to increase his numbers with Red Bull KTM Ajo before the conclusion of the season. Acosta is a previous winner at Lusail, where he achieved his first Grand Prix triumph in 2021, at the Doha Grand Prix. Despite having already met his objective, he remains focused on continuing to fight for the top positions in the intermediate class.
Arenas had an outstanding race at the Sepang International Circuit, climbing from sixteenth position to finish in ninth place. He has regained a good feeling in this final stretch of the season and arrives at a Lusail circuit where he achieved victory in his last campaign in Moto3, in 2020. Arenas is targeting a positive end to 2023, and with 79 points he remains fifteenth in the overall standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo are also in the fight to be the best Moto2 team, occupying first position in the standings with 399.5 points and a 65 advantage over their nearest rivals. In 2022, Remy Gardner was second for the team at the Qatar Grand Prix and the Doha Grand Prix at Lusail, on the latter occasion with teammate Raul Fernandez in third. In 2021, Tetsuta Nagashima also triumphed there. The 18-lap Moto2 race takes place on Sunday at 6:15 PM local time.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“Malaysia was a very special weekend for everyone, after how hard we have worked all year. There are still two races left with the team, so we will enjoy them to the fullest and continue working as we have been before. I have very good memories of Qatar, so we will work to remain competitive from day one.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“Qatar is a circuit that could be good for us, and it is a track that I know. We arrive there after two races in which we have been quite consistent, with two Top 10 finishes that give us the confidence to take another step up from FP1 onwards. I’m looking forward to giving my all in these last two races.”