Pedro Acosta proud to have coped with pressure, won’t make predictions for first MotoGP season

Pedro Acosta says he won’t make predictions for his results coming into his keenly anticipated first premier class campaign after his Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing Tech 3 team revealed its bikes for the 2024 MotoGP season.

The young Spaniard – who is backed by KTM – is being tipped for super stardom after sweeping to two Grand Prix World Championship titles in just three seasons (Moto3 in 2021 and Moto2 in 2023).

Though his place in the team has encountered some controversy after his insistence on being promoted to MotoGP for 2024 forced KTM to axe Pol Espargaro less than a year after his return to the team, Acosta is widely considered a rider who could dominate the sport in years to come.

For now, Acosta is not setting himself targets for the immediate future, but comments that he is proud of the way he has handled intense pressure and scrutiny during his short time in Grand Prix racing so far.

“If I think about my career and journey so far then it is quite nice! Nice to say I had the opportunity to ride for a factory team in my first season, nice to say I won two titles in three years, it is nice to say I come into a factory team for the first season in MotoGP. 

“But it is also quite tough to play with the pressure, to play with the comments. I don’t want to think about results at the moment. I just have one day on the bike, and it is not the time to talk about results or targets because it is not realistic. 

“I will try to enjoy the Malaysia test and try to get as much experience as I can to try and be competitive at the beginning of the season but during that we also need to take race experience to grow step-by-step.”


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