25th Sep 2023



Acosta achieves his sixth victory of the year and Albert Arenas places fourteenth.

The Indian Grand Prix ended well for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team. Pedro Acosta once again demonstrated his talent by leading the race from start to finish, claiming his sixth victory of the season. Albert Arenas took another step forward in his recovery from injury and improved his feeling, climbing up the order and earning points.

The Indian GP race got off to a rough start, with multiple riders involved in a crash at the first corner, forcing the race to be stopped. After the restart, the contest was reduced to 12 laps. Acosta got off the line well and took the holeshot, going on to impose his own pace and set the fastest lap of the race. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider increased his lead to more than 3.5 seconds, and earned his sixth victory of the season. Acosta remains the leader of the Moto2 World Championship with 236 points, 39 ahead of his nearest rival.

Arenas continues to suffer discomfort in his shoulder, although the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider improved his feeling throughout the weekend. The Spaniard started the race from the back of the grid, although he managed to recover positions early on. Arenas tackled a demanding track, high temperatures and humidity, moving further up the order following the halfway mark and breaking into the points. He placed fourteenth in the race, and is also fourteenth in the overall standings with 61 points.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo team travel to Japan this week to compete at Motegi, from September 29th to October 1st.

Aki Ajo – Team Manager

“This weekend has been really challenging for all of the teams and riders, because of the temperature and humidity. We are really happy that Pedro again took a beautiful victory, dominating the race from the first lap, even though it was one of the toughest races of the season. He showed once again what his level is like at this moment, how focused he is and how he can keep up his consistency all the time. We need to also be happy that Albert could finally take part in the race and that he was in the points in the end. After the injury at Misano we were not sure if he could participate, but we survived the weekend. We hope that his injury will bother him less next week in Japan.”


“The race was a bit crazy on the first corner. Once we passed that point we focused on the strategy of staying at the front and riding calmly so as not to overheat the tyres or the bike. We are happy with the result, we got another victory and now it is time to continue working in the same way for the next few races.”


“The most important thing is that the feeling was similar to yesterday, although I felt some pain during the race. We have managed my recovery well and that has helped us. Earning two points after how hard the race and weekend was, I think it was worth it. It’s not what we want but we have to keep our feet on the ground and take things day-by-day. This race has helped us ahead of Japan and we can see how to continue improving.”

Results (Race)

1. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 22:29.844

2. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) +3.543

3. Joe Roberts (Kalex) +6.506

4. Sergio Garcia (Kalex) +7.377

5. Manuel Gonzalez (Kalex) +7.903

14. Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +20.917

Moto2 World Championship Standing 2023

1. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 236 points

2. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) 197 points

3. Jake Dixon (Kalex) 146 points

4. Aron Canet (Kalex) 116 points

5. Alonso Lopez (Kalex) 116 points

14. Albert Arenas (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 61 points

Moto2 Teams World Championship Standing 2023

1. Red Bull KTM Ajo 297 points

2. ELF Marc VDS 271 points

3. GT Trevisan SpeedUp 204 points

4. Pons Wegow Los40 192 points

5. Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 164 points


Jose Antonio Rueda is tenth, while Deniz Öncü finishes fourteenth.

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 competed in the Indian Grand Prix race this Sunday. Deniz Öncü and Jose Antonio Rueda went from strength to strength in an intense race in which they managed to enter the points, with Öncü in fourteenth position and Rueda tenth.

Öncü was forced to start the race from last position on the grid due to a penalty. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider made a good start and completed the long lap on the first opportunity in order to lose as little time as possible. From that moment on, he increased the pace and began to climb up the order throughout the 16 laps. Öncü had shown his ability to adapt during the weekend and gained 14 positions in the race, to finish in a creditable fourteenth position. With this result he occupies fifth in the overall standings with 146 points.

Rueda started from sixteenth place, on the sixth row of the grid. Despite losing some places when the lights went out, the Spanish rider managed to recover and tried to ensure that the front group did not escape. Rueda fought against demanding conditions and continued closing the gap with each lap. After the first half of the race, The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider reached the Top 10, and held tenth position at the chequered flag. He is eighth in the series with 94 points.

The team now travel to Motegi to compete in the Japanese Grand Prix, from September 29th to October 1st.

Aki Ajo – Team Manager

“Finally both riders were in the points and they finished the race. It was positive after the challenging conditions with heat and humidity. Of course our expectations were a bit higher and we need to analyse why our riders weren’t so happy about the grip today, ahead of next week in Japan. Unfortunately Deniz was hindered quite a lot by the penalty and this didn’t help us in the race. In any case. we still have many races to go and we need to be fully focused for next week in Japan. Rueda was again in the Top 10 in his rookie season, but I’m sure he expected more in this race. As I said, in Japan we will have a good chance to fight for higher positions.”


“India has been a circuit where I have really enjoyed riding. We had one of our hardest weekends of the season because I struggled to adapt to the circuit at the beginning and then I had the penalty. I did my best during the race and I tried to get as many points as I could, although I didn’t have the pace that I had hoped for. Next week we will travel to Japan and we need to fight again.”


“Throughout the whole weekend we have been doing well. In the race we started a little far back, and on the second lap there was a crash in front of me that made me lose the front group. It was a bit of a strange day and I didn’t have a good feeling since the rear was stepping out. It was a race to learn a lot and make progress for the next few races. A Top 10 is not a bad result, we know what to work on to improve and move further ahead. Now it’s time to focus on Japan, another new circuit for me and where we will work to adapt well.”

Results (Race)

1. Jaume Masia (Honda) 1:58.245

2. Kaito Toba (Honda) +5.477

3. Ayumu Sasaki (Husqvarna) +5.784

4. Daniel Holgado (Honda) +8.117

5. David Alonso (GasGas) +8.240

10. Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +16.106

14. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +22.933

Moto3 World Championship Standing 2023

1. Daniel Holgado (KTM) 174 points

2. Jaume Masia (Honda) 174 points

3. Ayumu Sasaki (Husqvarna) 173 points

4. David Alonso (GasGas) 151 points

5. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 147 points

8. Jose Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 94 points

Moto3 Teams World Championship Standing 2023

1. Red Bull KTM Ajo 250 points

2. Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intanct GP 231 points

3. Leopard Racing 224 points

4. Angeluss MTA Team 217 points

5. Gaviota GasGas Aspar Team 206 points

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