Thursday, November 30, 2023

Pedro Acosta equals Márquez’s record and aims for the championship

The Spanish Pedro Acosta (Kalex) has made his intentions more than clear by being the fastest in the global calculation of free practice for the Thai Grand Prix of Moto2on the “Chang International” circuit in Buriram, and equals the absolute record of the included category.

Acosta ran in 1:35.297, thereby equaling the circuit record, held since 2019 by also Spaniard Alex Márquez.

The “Shark” of Mazarrón He did not want to leave anything to chance on the way to “sentencing” his second world title and although at the end of the third free session, he again scratched more than two tenths of a second off his best time initially, in order not to miss the first position, as is usual for him, he “chained” a series of fast laps that took him to equal the category record.

Meanwhile, his only rival, The Italian Tony Arbolino (Kalex), had problems in the first part of the third session when he crashed in turn four, which kept him in his workshop for a long time, until the bike could be recovered and repaired, and almost without time, the transalpine rider returned to the track.

tree could not go beyond a more than discreet twenty-second placewhich forces him to go through the first classification.

In addition to Acosta, the Spanish are in the second direct classification Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro), Sergio García Dols (Kalex), Marcos Ramírez (Kalex), Albert Arenas (Kalex), Arón Canet (Kalex), Jeremy Alcoba (Kalex) and Alonso López (Boscoscuro).

Like them, they passed the British Jake Dixon (Kalex), the Italians Celestino Vietti (Kalex) and Dennis Foggia (Kalex), the Thai Somkiat Chantra (Kalex), the Dutch Zonta Van der Goorbergh (Kalex) and the American Joe Roberts (Kalex).

With the obligation to be in the first classification and try to improve, in addition to Tony Arbolino, the Spanish Manuel González (Kalex), Izan Guevara (Kalex) and Alex Escrig (Kalex)the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex), the British Sam Lowes (Kalex) or the Czech Filip Salac (Kalex).


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