(Motorinformed.com) – Second place in Qatar 1, victory in Qatar 2, lead in the overall standings: Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta has already made a big impression after only two races in the motorcycle world championship. Especially his chase after the start from the pit lane at the Grand Prix of Doha left many astonished.
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Pedro Acosta delivered a masterpiece in his second World Championship race
“Acosta was very impressive,” enthused Valentino Rossi in an interview with ‘MotoGP.com’ about the aspiring rookie. “He was already impressive last week when he finished second. But this time he started out of the pit lane and worked his way forward lap by lap.”
“He pulled the others along and brought them up to the first group. When he reached the group, he was able to overtake everyone and easily pull away on the last lap. It was really impressive and deserves my congratulations,” acknowledges the “Doctor” the first victory of the Spaniard.
In the previous year, the overall winner of the Red Bull Rookies Cup, it didn’t take Acosta long to find her way around the World Cup stage – and at just 16 years old. The MotoGP elite take off their hats to his performance in Doha. “I’m very happy for Acosta,” said world champion Joan Mir.
The Suzuki driver analyzes: “He took the chance. It was exactly the right time to make such a comeback from the pit lane. Because there was no one who led the race with good pace Group overtook each other again and again and the pace was correspondingly slow. “
“Acosta took this opportunity, had strong pace and caught up with the group to win. Congratulations to him – his first win and what a win!” Mir’s team-mate Alex Rins can only join in. He even admits to having cheered Acosta behind the scenes.
“It’s amazing what he has achieved. He started from the pit lane and had to wait for the field to reach the first corner. It was really crazy. When we watched the race backstage, I kept my fingers crossed for him. He did it Well deserved, because catching up was incredible, “said Rins.