Moto2: Pedro Acosta Wins the Moto2 Race at the Sachenring.

Published on June 18, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Pedro Acosta wins another master class of a race from start to finish.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Pedro Acosta was on pole position for the Sachenring’s Moto2 race, joining Acosta on the front row of the grid was Elf Marc VSS Racing’s Tony Arbolino in second place, with Britain’s Jake Dixon qualifying in third place.

Tony Arbolino lead the field into turn one, there was a collision with Darryn Binder and Bo Bendsneyder, both riders were out of the race. Pedro Acosta took the lead from Arbolino, Alonso Lopez was in third place, Aron Canet was in fourth with Jake Dixon was in fifth place.

Acosta and Arbolino had over a second lead at the front, Canet and Dixon passed Lopez on lap three. Lukas Tulovic crashed out at turn 12, which brought out the yellow flags. Disaster for Canet at turn 13, the Spaniard lost the front and crashed out of third place.

Jake was now in third place, he was chipping away to catch Arbolino, the gap was 2.1s between the two riders. Acosta was dominating the Moto2 race yet again, Izan Guevara crashed out at turn 12, the Moto2 rookie is having a tough time so far!

Britain’s Sam Lowes was in eighth place in a battle for sixth place with Vietti and Gonzalez. Acosta had over a two second gap from Arbolino, Jake was catching Tony with 13 laps remaining to the race.

Acosta had checked out at the front, the lead was now over three seconds, Joe Roberts crashed at turn 13 with six laps to go, turn 13 was proving to be a menace to the Moto2 riders!

With three laps to go what had Jake got in him to challenge for the second place podium finish? The Brit was certainly faster than the Spaniard but it was just finding a gap to make the pass! Jake ran out of time as both riders were almost side by side as they crossed the finish line, Tony just hung on to second place, Jake finished in third place. Acosta crossed the line with over a three second lead to take his fourth victory of the season.

Featured Image: Red Bull KTM Ajo


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