Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 take on last race of the season in Valencia22/11/2023
Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas ride for the team for the final time at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo have their last race of the season this weekend, rounding off a run of three consecutive rounds. The Valencian Grand Prix will be a special one for Pedro Acosta, who after becoming Moto2 World Champion in Malaysia, will compete for the team for the final time. Albert Arenas, who will also say goodbye to the team at the end of the 2023 campaign, wants to close the year fighting for a good result.
Acosta has a homecoming after his great season. After achieving 7 victories and 15 podium finishes, which helped him win the Moto2 title in Malaysia, the Spanish rider now participates in the closing race of a three-year spell with Red Bull KTM Ajo. Acosta was victorious at the Valencian circuit last season, and will seek to repeat the result this time to sign off the year.
Arenas had a difficult race in Qatar, although he faces the Valencian Grand Prix determined to finish the season well. He has gone from strength to strength throughout the season, especially in the second part of the year. At recent events, Arenas has shown outstanding evolution and consistency, something that he wants to continue demonstrating this weekend. With 79 points, he is fifteenth in the overall standings.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 have already sewn up the Team Title for a third consecutive year. Last year, the duo of Pedro Acosta and Augusto Fernandez had a one-two finish in Valencia. In 2021, Raul Fernandez also took victory at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, while in 2020 Jorge Martín was first and second in the two races. In addition, Brad Binder was a race winner there in 2019.
This year’s 22-lap Moto2 race will be held this Sunday at 1:15 PM local time.
#37 PEDRO ACOSTA
“This weekend is going to be my last race with the team, and it’s definitely going to be special for everyone. We are going to focus on having a good weekend, being consistent and continuing to work as we have done all year. Our objective remains the same and we will try to achieve victory in Valencia like last year.”
#75 ALBERT ARENAS
“We come to the last race of the season. It is always a pleasure to race here, with the support and affection of the fans. I’m going to try to give my all from the start and finish the season with a good taste in my mouth, saying goodbye to the team with a weekend that we can all enjoy. It seems that we are going to have good weather, and that is already something positive at this circuit.”