The arrival in the paddock of Pedro Acosta had aroused great curiosity, given that the Spaniard had won the Rookies Cup in 2020 and acquired the right to compete in the Moto3 championship the following season with the Ajo KTM team. And expectations have not been disregarded, given that after the first nine world grand prix ‘El Tiburon de Mazarron’ is surprisingly leading – with detachment – the ranking, with 4 victories, a total of 5 podiums and placements always in the top8.
Acosta ready for a two-year period in Moto2
Asked by the English magazine MCN Sport, Acosta admitted that he was inspired by Marc Marquez: “He is Marc and I am Pedro, we are different. But I would take a lot from him, because when he wins he is truly superior and has something special compared to his rivals. And it was already evident from the 125s that he was driving differently from the others“. The young KTM driver then outlined his ideal rider: “It should be 90% like Marquez and 10% dedicated to the show, then like Stoner and Schwantz“. The American legend of Suzuki plays an important role in Acosta’s imagination: “He has always been my father’s idol. I have seen many Schwantz races with my father and since I was a child I have put the 34 on the front fairing“.
Waiting to land in Moto2 probably already in 2022, Acosta will try with all his might to secure the title: “I didn’t have this initial goal, but whatever happens will be welcome. I have to think about the present, race after race “.