At the age of 16, Pedro Acosta took the Moto3 World Championship by storm when he received the 2021 Doha Grand Prix after a pitlane begin. The Spanish phenom continued to dominate the primary half of the Moto3 season earlier than securing the title at simply 17 years outdated.
The hype surrounding the younger Red Bull KTM Ajo rider reached a fever pitch following the 2022 Moto2 pre-season checks. However, Acosta stumbled out of the blocks, solely recording three point-scoring finishes within the first eight races.
Number 51 turned his season round on the Italian Grand Prix, although, changing into the youngest rider to win a Moto2 race at simply 18 years and 4 days. We adopted up that record-breaking efficiency with a top-six end on the Catalan GP and as runner-up on the German GP.
Just when Acosta discovered his type, nevertheless, the Moto2 rookie hit a brand new snag when he crashed his motocross bike whereas coaching on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The reigning Moto3 champ will endure surgical procedure on his damaged left femur immediately, June 22, 2022, and miss this week’s Assen TT spherical on June 24-26, 2022.
There is a silver lining, although. The Dutch spherical marks the top of the primary half of the 2022 MotoGP season. Riders will get pleasure from a five-week summer time vacation following the race, which Acosta will use to nurse his accidents earlier than the latter half of the 12 months. Even with these additional weeks of restoration, the rider’s staff hasn’t launched a timetable for Acosta’s return.
Number 51 at the moment sits at eighth place within the Moto2 rider’s championship standings with 75 factors. Missing the Dutch TT received’t get Acosta any nearer to present title chief Celestino Vietti has 133 factors, however the incident will go down as one other studying expertise within the rider’s rollercoaster rookie season.