Friday, September 22, 2023

Acosta overcomes all obstacles and adds his third ‘pole’ of the year

The Spanish Pedro ‘Shark’ Acosta (Kalex) absolutely overcame all the obstacles that were presented to him in the official classification for the Moto2 Austrian Grand Prix at the “Red Bull” circuit in Spielberg and added his third ‘pole position’ of the year.

acosta it went to the ground at the beginning of the sessionthen had one of his fastest laps canceled by waving yellow flags on the track and, even so, he finished category leader for the Austrian race.

Sergio Garcia Dols (Kalex), a pupil of the Sito Pons team, which will have to look for a new team in 2024 when the double Spanish 250 cc world champion will most likely leave the competition, was the first reference in Moto2, seconded by the South African Darryn Binder (Kalex) and then surpassed both by the Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder (Kalex).

Precisely, Bendsneyder was also in the news by announcing during the morning the renewal of his contract with the Eduardo Perales teamin which he will have Jaume Masiá as a teammate, who will move up to Moto2 next season.

García Dols recovered the first position, but still with six minutes into the session and a lot of room for improvement for the category.

Nobody could with Sergio García Dols, who led the quartet formed with the German lukas tulovic (Kalex), who left out of the second classification izan guevara (Kalex) in the last lap by just 48 thousandths of a second, the Italian Dennis Foggy and the south african Darryn Binder.

As soon as the second classification began, the news broke with the fall of the leader of free practice and the championship, the Spanish Pedro Acosta (Kalex), who touched the shoulder in turn 2, the first of the uphill variant, although he was able to start his motorcycle and continue the session without going into his workshop.

At that same point, Arón Canet (Kalex) crashed, unable to recover his motorcycle and walked back to his workshop, when he was sixth in the time table, between the Italian Tony Arbolino and the Spanish Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro). .

Meanwhile, Pedro Acosta was able to continue in the session, although before achieving a position in the classification he decided to enter his workshop. Just a couple of minutes later he returned to the track, did a launch lap, and took the lead on the next.

The ‘Shark’ of Mazarrón filmed at 1:34,040which allowed him to lead by 271 thousandths of a second to the then leader, the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex), with Italian Celestino Vietti (Kalex) and Thai Somkiat Chantrabehind them.

Acosta continued pulling and his effort he reaped the desired benefits by “scratching” a few thousandths of a second off his best time for drops to 1:33.9, but they snatched that record when they achieved it when in the fourth sector there was a yellow flag for the fall of the British Sam Lowes (Kalex).

Even so, Pedro Acosta guaranteed himself the first position of the starting lineup, ahead of Ogura and Vietti, with the British Jake Dixon (Kalex), Somkiat Chantra and Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro), in second, and Tony Arbolino (Kalex ), Albert Arenas (Kalex) and Manuel González (Kalex), who had many technical problems with his bike, in third.

Arón Canet went from the sixth place he was in when he crashed to tenth, ahead of the Spanish Alonso López (Boscoscuro) and the Czech Filip Salac (Kalex).


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