Pedro Acosta #37

Pedro Acosta was born in Mazarron, Murcia (Spain) on May 25th, 2004. His first experience riding a motorcycle was at the age of five, when his father gave him a motocross bike. From that moment on, there was no dulling his passion for two wheels. Aged 12, in 2016, he was runner-up in the Spanish Mini Velocidad champion, and a year later he was proclaimed Spanish champion in pre-Moto3.

His debut in international competition took place in 2018 in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship, as part of the FIM CEV, as he participated in three rounds that season -aged just 14.

In 2019 he enjoyed another season in the FIM CEV. That same year, Acosta also raced in the Red Bull Rookies Cup for the first time. His adaptation to the promotional cup was very fast, and he was considered a breakout star, claiming three victories, and finishing runner-up in the series.

2020 was a dream year for Acosta. He won the first six races of the Red Bull Rookies Cup, becoming the first rider in history to do so. His dominance and consistency were such that he was proclaimed champion with two rounds to spare. In addition, he also competed in the Moto3 FIM CEV, for the third consecutive season, finishing in third place in the overall standings.

Acosta came into Grand Prix racing at the beginning of the 2021 and dazzled everyone, getting onto the podium at the inaugural round in Qatar. One week later, the young Spaniard did even better, achieving victory at the Doha Grand Prix, starting from pit-lane and making up a more than 11-second disadvantage in the race. With subsequent wins in Portugal and Jerez, Acosta became the youngest rider to earn three consecutive victories, and the only man to take four podiums in his first four World Championship appearances. Solid performances and success followed, with Acosta winning the German GP and the Styrian GP. After a victory at the Algarve GP, he seals the Moto3 title with 6 victories and 2 podiums, with one race remaining of the season.

In 2022 Acosta worked hard to adapt to the new category until he took his first win at the Italian Grand Prix. His progression in Moto2 made great strides thereafter, with another podium finish at the German Grand Prix. The injury suffered in the summer break caused him to miss two Grands Prix, but he returned at the Austrian Grand Prix in a creditable fourth place after starting from 25th. During the second half of the season the rider consolidate his progress, with a win at the Aragon GP and a second place finish in Australia. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider rounded off a great season with victory at the Valencia Grand Prix and was also proclaimed Moto2 Rookie of the Year. With 3 wins and 5 podiums he completed his debut season in fifth position in the overall standings.

In 2023, Pedro Acosta will race his second year in Moto2 with Red Bull KTM Ajo in search of new successes in his career.

Albert Arenas #75

Albert Arenas, who was born on December 11, 1996 in Girona, had his first contact with motorcycles when he was just four years old. From a very young age he participated in various championships, in which he also achieved his first victories. In 2011 he began a four-year stay in the FIM CEV Repsol (the current Junior World Championship).

In 2014, Arenas had the opportunity to compete at the last Moto3 World Championship round of the year in Valencia, his debut in Grand Prix racing. In 2015 he claimed second place in the Junior World Championship, with three wins along the way.

In 2016, the Spaniard received the opportunity to compete in several Grands Prix as a substitute rider, but it was in 2017 that he was signed up as a full-time competitor in the Moto3 World Championship.

After a season of adaptation, results arrived in 2018, with his first victory at the French Grand Prix and another triumph in Australia. In 2019, Arenas continued to progress and established himself as one of the men to beat in the class, finishing eleventh in the standings with one win and two podiums to his name.

After a few years of ups and downs due to injuries, 2020 was truly his season. He started the campaign with two consecutive victories, in Qatar and Jerez. At Brno he placed second and in Austria he won again, making it three wins and a podium from the first five races. There was an additional second position in France, and he became Moto3 World Champion at the age of 24.

Arenas moved up to the Moto2 World Championship in 2021, adapting steadily to the new challenge and showing his character and dedication. In 2022 he continued to make progress and improved his results, although he would not get on the podium in Moto2.

In 2023, Albert Arenas joins Red Bull KTM Ajo to complete his third season in the intermediate class. He aims to fight for great results and take another step forward in his sporting career.

Deniz Öncü #53

Deniz Öncü was born in Alanya, Turkey, in 2003. The talented Turkish rider began his sporting career with great success, making his debut in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup in 2016, finishing in the Top 10 of overall.

In 2017 he undertook his second season in the series and became champion, by only one point and thanks to two victories and one further podium. That same year he also competed in the Red Bull Rookies Cup for the first time, winning races in Germany and the Czech Republic. In addition, he fought for the Top 10 in numerous races and placed fourth in the standings.

During 2018 Öncü became part of Aki Ajo’s FIM CEV Repsol team, alongside his brother Can Öncü. He finished his first season in fourteenth position, and also participated for a second year in the Red Bull Rookies Cup, where he was runner-up with three victories and two podiums.

In 2019 he continued in what is now the Junior GP World Championship with Red Bull KTM Ajo, placing twelfth overall and fighting in the front group in every race.

2020 was his first full season in the Moto3 World Championship, after having replaced his brother the previous year in several races. A year of adaptation and growth, it ended with him finishing seventeenth overall.
His first standout results in Grand Prix racing arrived in 2021, with three podiums and eleventh in the standings. Öncü continued to grow as a rider and established himself as one of the main competitors in the class.

In 2022 Deniz Öncü continued to rack up podiums and came very close to achieving his first victory. After once again being one of the most competitive Moto3 riders, he ended the year with 200 points, in fifth position.

In 2023, Deniz returns to Red Bull KTM Ajo to start a new stage in his sporting career, as one of the favourites for the Moto3 title. An ambitious goal he will be working towards from the very first race.

Jose Antonio Rueda #99

Jose Antonio Rueda was born in Seville (Spain) on October 29th, 2005. His first experience with motorcycles came at the age of six and he soon participated in his first competitions, going on to become Spanish Pre Moto4 Champion in 2016, at just 11 years old, then he was crowned as Moto4 Spanish Champion in 2017.

In 2018 he participated in the European Talent Cup for the first time. His first season brought with it four podium finishes, including his first victory in the class. In 2019, he also achieved good results at the European Talent Cup. With one podium and one win, he finished the year fourth in the standings and placing in the Top 10 at every race.

In 2020, Rueda made the move up to the current Junior GP World Championship, where he finished thirteenth. In 2021 the young rider achieved his first podiums in the category and concluded the season in eighth.

2022 was Rueda’s breakout year, and he participated for the third year in the FIM Junior GP World Championship at the same time as competing in the Red Bull Rookies Cup. With two rounds to spare, the Spaniard became Junior GP World Championship with 5 victories, 9 podiums and a 79-point lead over his nearest rival. Rueda’s great season was also rounded off with the Red Bull Rookies Cup title, won at the last round of the year at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

Jose Antonio Rueda became the first rider in history to win these two titles in the same year. In 2023 he joins Red Bull KTM Ajo for his first season in the Moto3 World Championship as one of the biggest promises for the future in the class.