Augusto Fernandez #37

Augusto Fernandez was born on August 23rd, 1997 in Madrid, although he currently resides in Palma de Mallorca. A love of motorcycle racing runs in his family, and he showed his interest in the sport at an early age. When he was six years old, his father bought him his first motocross bike.

At the age of eight, Fernandez began training at the Chicho Lorenzo school in Mallorca. He competed in national championships until making the move to the European Junior Cup in 2013, with a Honda CBR 500R. He would finish runner-up in the series. The following year, he would win the competition.

In 2015, Fernandez moved to the Superstock 600 European Championship, becoming ‘Rookie of the Year’. The next season, 2016, this category disappeared and he had to ‘downgrade’ to the Spanish STK 600 series, which he would end up winning. Alongside this, he started competing in the FIM CEV Moto2 European Championship.

It was in 2017 that the young talent made his debut in the Motorcycle World Championship, in the Moto2 class, contesting the Italian Grand Prix. From there, he stepped in as a substitute for another rider and would end up contesting the last thirteen races of the year.

In 2018, Fernandez returned to the FIM CEV Moto2 European Championship but, halfway through the season, was called up again for the Moto2 World Championship -beginning at the Catalan Grand Prix and completing the remainder of the season.

2019 was his first full season in the World Championship, and he finished fifth in the overall standings after earning two podiums and three victories. The 2020 campaign was one of his most difficult, blighted by injuries.

Fernandez entered the 2021 season wanting to make amends, and he did so by achieving six podium finishes and contributing several other great performances in races and in practice. In 2022, the Spaniard joins Red Bull KTM Ajo, with whom he hopes to continue progressing and achieving successful results.

Pedro Acosta #51

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.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider will step up to Moto2 with the team in 2022, looking to continue his stunning trajectory.

Jaume Masia #5

Jaume Masia was born on October 31st, 2000 in Algemesi, Spain. His passion for motorcycle racing runs in his family, since his father competed in various championships in Valencia, Spain and Europe. He passed a passion for two wheels on to his son, who received his first bike when he was five years old.

In 2009, Masia won his first title in the Valencia Mini Motorcycle Championship and would win the 140cc class in the Cuna de Campeones the following year. It would be in 2014 that he made his debut on the international stage, participating in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, before moving to the FIM CEV the following season.

After two campaigns in which he took continuous steps forward, in 2017 the Spaniard finished second in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship, with a total of 6 podiums and a first victory in Aragon. That same year, he also made his debut in the Moto3 World Championship, where he sprung a surprise by setting the fastest lap and finishing 9th at the Austrian Grand Prix. In addition, Masia participated in the British, San Marino and Aragon GPs.

In 2018 the Spanish talent contested his first full season in the Moto3 World Championship, regularly obtaining results close to the top and racking up two fastest laps. Jaume Masia was named Rookie of the Year in the class.

The 2019 season would confirm his talent and progress. The young Spaniard achieved his first victory at the Grand Prix of Argentina and a further three podiums in Austin, Mugello and Sepang, showing he was a fast rider capable of fighting at the front.

Jaume Masia was one of the men to beat in 2020. Despite difficult circumstances and an atypical calendar, he was fast throughout the season and constantly in the fight for wins. He ended the year with two victories, three podiums, two fastest laps and a pole position, placing 6th in the overall standings.

In 2021, Jaume Masia joined Red Bull KTM Ajo in the Moto3 class, for a season that saw him claim one win and three podium finishes. This season, the Spaniard will attempt to mount a title challenge in his sophomore second season with the team. Masia approaches the 2022 campaign with plenty of optimism and desire to continue achieving success.

Dani Holgado #96

Dani Holgado was born in Sant Vicent del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain, on May 27th, 2005. The Spanish rider inherited his love of motorcycle riding from his father, who would take him to circuits to show him his hobby.

At the age of six, Holgado began his career in motorcycle racing. His early years saw him win championships and promotion cups.

2015 saw a big step forward in his career, competing in the Moto4 Spanish Championship. In his rookie season, he finished in the third position and was runner-up the next year.

Holgado moved to the Pre-Moto3 category in 2017, a season that he ended in the sixth position. In 2018 he arrived in the FIM CEV to compete in the European Talent Cup, earning 11th in that competition.

In 2019, the Spaniard was promoted to the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship, a springboard to top-level competition. In his debut season, Holgado finished in a solid sixth place. The following year, 2020, he ended in the fifth position, as well as participating for the first time in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and claiming fifth.

It was in 2021 that Holgado established himself as a great talent, winning the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship. He also claimed third place in the overall standings of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. In terms of World Championship experience, he made his first appearances at the Catalunya Grand Prix and the Algarve Grand Prix as a stand-in rider.

In 2022, Holgado joins Red Bull KTM Ajo for his first full season as a World Championship rider. He feels prepared for this new stage in his career and for further growth as a rider.

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