A tough fought battle which had riders falling within the warmth on the 2023 Petronas Malaysian Grand Pricx at Sepang Worldwide Circuit noticed Pedro Acosta of Crimson Bull KTM Ajo Motorsport topped Moto2 World Champion. Coming in second behind Fermin Aldeguer with a 7.1 second distinction was sufficient to provide the Spaniard the world title.
At 19 years and 171 days, Acosta is the second youngest Moto2 World Champion behind the legendary Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa was topped champion aged 19 years and 18 days within the intermediate class, then 250 cc, in 2004 and 2005, garnering Rookie of the 12 months alongside the best way.
Acosta is now tied in eleventh on the record of riders with most podiums within the Moto2 class with Andrea Iannone. If he will get two extra podium locations within the two races left this season, he’ll surpass 2024 teammate Augusto Fernandez complete of 20 and equal Franco Morbidelli and Miguel Oliveira, who each have 21 Moto2 podiums.
Throughout the 2023 Moto2 season, Acosta stood on the rostrum a complete of 14 instances, with a complete of 19 Moto2 wins in his two seasons since 2022 whereas additionally profitable the Moto3 World Championship with Crimson Bull KTM Ajo. For 2024, Acosta strikes as much as the MotoGP class with GasGas Tech3 Manufacturing unit Racing.
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