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
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
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
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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