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Is Pedro Acosta hinting at Ducati interest for 2024 MotoGP graduation?

Pedro Acosta, KTM Ajo, Kalex, 2023 Moto2, Mugello, Italian Moto2, action, celebration [credit - Gold & Goose]

Pedro Acosta says he trusts in KTM’s plan for his career despite reiterating his desire to progress to the MotoGP World Championship next season in opposition to his Austrian team’s wishes.

The future of the Spaniard is one of the hot topics in MotoGP right now after the teenager made it clear he is seeking a step to the premier class from Moto2 next year with or without KTM.

However, KTM has urged caution on such a rapid ascent for what would be only his fourth season in the grand prix paddock, expressing its preference for him to spend another season in Moto2.


Indicating a potential rift between two parties, which have been together since Acosta made his GP debut in 2021 and proceeded to win the Moto3 World Championship title in his first season.

For his part, Acosta says he respects KTM’s comments and its wider plan for him, while maintaining his personal ambitions that 2024 is the right time for him to progress. 

 “I must not think too much about MotoGP,” he told Speedweek. “I have people and KTM also have people thinking about what is best for my career,” affirmed the 2021 Moto3 Champion.

“You have to be realistic and honest with yourself. It wasn't the right moment. Maybe now is the right moment, but I have a lot of people looking at it and KTM also have a lot of people thinking about what plan is best for my career and MotoGP promotion.

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If KTM can’t find room, it raises the question as to where he could land, with KTM intimating it will retain the same rider line-up next season. Yamaha has been mooted as a potential option for him, but Acosta himself makes a mention of Ducati as being the most competitive.

Even so, Acosta has faith that KTM could be at the level of Ducati within a couple of years, thus supporting the idea of waiting a year before graduating.

“KTM might not be the most competitive bike now because we see that Ducati has eight bikes in the field that are that fast. But I can clearly see that KTM is a manufacturer that will be very difficult to beat in a year or two. 

“We see it now with Jack Miller and Brad Binder fighting for the top five every single weekend - maybe not for victory, but every weekend they're fighting for a top five spot. 

“Of course they still have to improve and Dani Pedrosa is also working super hard to give us the best bike.”

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