Moto2: Fermin Aldeguer Takes the Moto2 Victory in Sepang, As Pedro Acosta Wins The 2023 Moto2 Championship Title.

Published on November 12, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Pedro Acosta takes the 2023 championship title at the PETRONAS Grand Prix of Malaysia.

Fermin Aldeguer was on pole position again for the Beta Tools SpeedUp team, Frantic Racing’s Celestino Vietti qualified in second place, with Manuel Gonzalez lining-up in third place. Championship leader Pedro Acosta started the race from the second row in sixth place. Britain’s Jake Dixon qualified in eighth place.

Fermin Aldeguer got the holeshot into turn one, Manuel Gonzalez crashed out at turn two causing a few riders to make evasive maneuvers. Pedro Acosta was in second place, Marcos Ramirez was in third place.

There was contact between Toni Arbolino and Ai Ogura forcing Arbolino off track. The incident meant that Pedro Acosta would finish the race as the 2023 Moto2 champion as Arbolino was down in 20th place. Celestino Vietti crashed out a few corners later.

Britain’s Jake Dixon was in sixth place, just in front of Sam Lowes. Sergio Garcia crashed out on lap five. Aron Canet also crashed out a lap later at turn two.

Acosta was riding very sensibly in second place, doing all he needed to do to bring home the 2023 championship. Fermin was extending his lead out at the front, lower down the field Alonso Lopez, Ai Ogura and Dixon were in the battle for fourth place.

Towards the end of the race Dixon made up a place and was in fifth place, Sam Lowes was in seventh place.

Aldeguer crossed the line in first place, Acosta finished in second place and was crowned the 2023 Moto2 champion. Ramirez finished in third place, Orgura was fourth with Jake Dixon finishing in fifth place.

Featured Image: Red Bull Ajo


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