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KTM boss wants Acosta to stay in Moto2, says he should ‘trust’ experts

KTM boss Pit Beirer says Pedro Acosta should ‘trust’ the experts when making a decision on where to compete next season, admitting it is his wish for the rising star to spend another season in Moto2.

The 19-year old sensation has been earmarked as a future MotoGP star ever since he waltzed to the 2021 Moto3 World Championship title in his rookie year. 

Despite a shaky start to life in Moto2 in 2022, the KTM protege has blossomed into a title contender for his sophomore campaign this year and has indicated he is seeking a promotion to MotoGP in 2024.


Expected to be in hot demand among the other manufacturers, though Acosta is under contract with KTM, Beirer indicates he is reluctant to drop one of its current four riders to make way for Acosta. However, if it can’t supply Acosta with a bike, it would open the door for a rival to swoop for him.

Branding the dilemma as a ‘luxury problem but not an easy situation’, Beirer says he would rather Acosta remain in Moto2 for another season and has urged him to consider the offer in order for him to mature with KTM.

“It looks like we have a situation where he is coming up and he is an outstanding rider,” he told the MotoGP live feed. “My wish would be for him to do another Moto2 season, I know he’s not so motivated to do that but he is still very young. He has a lot of time.

“So I think he should trust us and the experts in the group to make a great plan for his career and future. Aki Ajo is heavily involved too, I am sure we will find a good solution.”

As it stands, only Augusto Fernandez is out of contract at the end of the year, but with the Spaniard enjoying an understatedly impressive rookie campaign, he has given little reason to be replaced.

Moreover, if KTM does drop Fernandez for Acosta, it would mark the second straight season it has axed a Moto2 World Champion from its line-up after just one season.

“That’s not the perfect scenario, but that’s how it is, they have to click with us. We have 4 riders in the MotoGP project and they are friends, they click. 

“So that’s the base for our situation. But I don’t want to talk about future things, I want to talk about where we are now.”

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