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Pedro Acosta is adamant over 2024 MotoGP move, 'thinking about all of the options'

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Pedro Acosta has had his sights set on MotoGP ever since he burst onto the scene in 2021, but his move into the premier class may not be with KTM.

The former Moto3 World Champion has become a serious title contender in Moto2, showing that his 2021 season was not a flash in the pan. Because of his performances so far this season the young Spaniard wants to be on the MotoGP grid in 2024.

Acosta is second in Moto2 standings, only 20 points behind his title rival Tony Arbolino. So far this season Acosta has stood on the podium four times, three of which have been race wins. With the Moto2 title in his sights a MotoGP move will be next on the agenda.


However, KTM may struggle to field a machine for Acosta in MotoGP next season. Especially when the KTM boss, Pit Bierer, is not willing to drop one of the current KTM MotoGP riders to make room for Acosta and instead believes that Acosta should stay in Moto2.

Acosta does have a deadline where at the end of this month he is allowed to speak to other MotoGP manufacturers about a 2024 ride, which he may end up doing.

"It's true that at the end of the month is the deadline." Acosta told MotoGP.com "Like I've always said, my preference is KTM. I have to wait for their decision.

"I'm thinking about all of the options. It's true that the one to stay in Moto2 is not my preferred one, but I am open to everything.

"Maybe, at the moment, KTM is not the strongest as we saw 5 Ducati bikes in the top five in the Sprint. We have to give them one or two years more, but then they'll be hard to beat."

Acosta is understandably hot property and will most likely receive contract offers from every MotoGP manufacturer. But will the talented 19-year-old be tempted away from KTM to make the next step in his career?

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