The best races in the World Cup

In his third season in the World Speed ​​Championship, Pedro Acosta He already has two world titles (Moto3 in 2021 and Moto2 in 2023) and a total of 16 victories and 28 podiums. Numbers that should leave us speechless, but not too much for Red Bull KTM Ajo, the team that offered him a hand in 2021 to enter Moto3 after seeing his immense talent. after overwhelmingly defeating the Red Bull Rookies Cup past year.

Pedro Acosta won the Rookies in 2020

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The truth is that the expectations they had about the Murcian were not at all wrong, since his impact on the category was instantaneous by achieving second place in the first race of the season in Qatar, before taking 3 consecutive victories in Doha, Portugal and Spain, being the first, at the Losail International Circuit, the most surprising as it started from the pitlane with a comeback that is difficult to forget. Acosta’s mark in the small category was such that even his name began to be on everyone’s lips and rumors began to circulate of a direct jump to MotoGP.

But after winning the Moto3 title, his jump to the premier class did not materialize and as logic dictates he was promoted to Moto2 in 2022. It was a complex acclimatization season on the back of the Kalex, but far from throwing in the towel, Pedro He finished the year with a total of 3 victories (Italy, Aragon and Valencia) and another 2 podiums to finish fifth in the overall championship standings. Furthermore, in his debut season in the intermediate class, he became the youngest Grand Prix winner in history by winning at Mugello. A feat that earned him the Moto2 “Rookie of the Year” title.

Relive again the celebration and Pedro Acosta’s first statements about his first Moto3 title.

This year, in the intermediate category, ‘El Tiburón de Mazarrón’ has been the leader after the first two races in Portugal and Argentina, then after the Spanish Grand Prix, and uninterruptedly from Silverstone (the ninth GP of the season) onwards . So far this season, Pedro has won in Portugal, Americas, Italy, Germany, San Marino, India, and Indonesia, has been second in Spain, Austria and Malaysia and third in the Netherlands, Great Britain and Japan. Results that have unequivocally led to his second World Cup crown.

Now, as the celebrations continue in the Red Bull KTM Ajo garage, Let’s review the races that have marked Pedro Acosta the most in the World Speed ​​Championship..


Doha GP 2021: Victory from the Pitlane

Pedro Acosta dazzled under the lights of the Losail International Circuitclaiming his first victory in a Moto3 race and starting from the pitlane due to a penalty for slow riding in FP2. In only his second Grand Prix appearance, Acosta overcame an 11-second deficit to catch up to the leading group, then overtaking 21 other drivers on the way to victory. Thanks to this result, Acosta took the lead in the Moto3 classification.

“These things happen when you work with geniuses. We are in the World Championship, and it is not easy to do what we did. We didn’t have things completely clear, but I told my assistant that we had the opportunity to do it right. The drivers at the front of the race got in each other’s way, and that helped us chase them down. When I caught up with them, I took a breath and went after them. “Everything has gone well.”


Algarve GP 2021: The first rookie to be crowned champion

Here goes the first…

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Pedro Acosta’s victory in the Algarve Grand Prix earned him his first Moto3 World Champion title. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider added his sixth win of the year and made history by becoming the first rookie to win the Moto3 and 125cc title. “We did it. We beat everyone. At that moment, he only had words of gratitude. This title was thanks to the work we did, because without the team I am nobody. Little by little we achieved certain objectives, and that helped make this award possible.”

Acosta started from 14th position on the grid, and came out strong to overtake several drivers, placing sixth on lap 3 after overtaking eight rivals. Shortly after joining the leading group, he took the lead in the race, but intense overtaking in the following laps saw the positions constantly changing. With one lap left, Acosta’s main rival for the title, Dennis Foggia, crashed and, after crossing the checkered flag in first position, he was proclaimed Moto3 World Champion.


Italian GP 2022: The youngest winner in history

Sorry, Marc.

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The Italian Moto2 Grand Prix was dominated from start to finish by Pedro Acosta, who He became the youngest rider in history to win a Moto2 race at 18 years and 4 days old, taking away that milestone he achieved Marc Márquez in 2011. This was his seventh Grand Prix victory of his racing career. “I am very happy to have finally achieved this victory. It has cost me more than I would have liked, but difficult times help you learn and enjoy the good times even more. It is the first test that I have led from start to finish.”

Acosta made a great start, from the front row, taking the holeshot and setting a very high pace, even though the track conditions were different than those experienced earlier in the weekend. Only Aron Canet was able to follow him, but he crashed halfway through the race. From that moment on, Acosta rode alone, achieving his first victory in Moto2 and crossing the finish line 4 seconds ahead of his closest rivalJoel Roberts.


GP of the Americas 2023: Duel of the titans

Giving Arbolino hard

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The Grand Prix of the Americas was held between high temperatures and intense action throughout the 16 laps of the race at COTA, with Pedro Acosta winning his second race of the season after a great fight on the last lap with Tony Arbolino. “Winning like we did, being strong throughout the race, was a very good way to get the victory. This circuit is very demanding and we knew it was going to be a tough race, and I knew that I had to take risks at the end because if we made a mistake “A mistake at the beginning would hurt us. I had to try and it turned out well.”

Acosta started the race from the front row of the grid, an opportunity he took advantage of to make a good start and take the lead after the first few laps. After a small mistake, he fell to fourth place, although he managed to recover and place second to chase the leader. Pedro maintained an intense fight for first place with Arbolino, until the last lap brought about an exciting fight for victoryin which Acosta won to add his second win of the season and his fifth in Moto2.


Indian GP 2023: Rajah in the first race in India

The Indian Grand Prix ended well for Pedro Acosta. The Spaniard once again demonstrated his talent by leading the race from start to finishachieving his sixth victory of the season.

The Indian GP race got off to a bumpy start, with several drivers involved in a crash at the first corner, forcing the race to be stopped. After the restart, the race was reduced to 12 laps. Acosta started well and set his pace, setting the fastest lap of the race. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider increased his lead to more than 3.5 seconds and claimed his sixth victory of the season. “The race was a little crazy in the first corner. Once past that point we focused on the strategy of staying ahead and riding calmly so as not to overheat the tires or the bike.”

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Pedro Acosta

His debut in Moto3™ was impressive and, after winning the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2020, Pedro Acosta is emerging as one of the riders with the greatest projection. In 2023 his goal is to win Moto2™.

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