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MotoGP, Acosta: "Austin isn't the easiest track for me, but I like it"

"It's much more difficult than a track like Malaysia, but the bike works well here, and we're on the right path. We struggle more than usual in  long corners, but we still have something in store."

MotoGP: Acosta:

Not even a challenging track like Austin managed to trouble Pedro Acosta in this surprising start to the season that the Spanish rookie is experiencing. Third in the first free practice session, the Red Bull GasGas Tech3 team rider rightfully secured his access into the Q2, ending Friday with the fifth fastest time. A more than encouraging result for the continuation of the weekend, even if the two-time world champion still has to adjust some things before Qualifying and Sprint.

"It's true that this isn't the easiest track for me. If we compare it with a track like Malaysia, for example, this is much more difficult," Pedro noted. "There are corners where you don't see anything, bumps, and the bike moves a lot. Plus, if you catch a big bump on the straight, you have to apply the brake twice to be able to brake. It's certainly not the easiest, but it's a track I like, and the bike works well here. We're on the right path."

The Spanish rider is clear on where he needs to make further progress on Saturday: "I need to improve at turn four. We know the weak points of our bike, which are the long corners with a lot of banking. We're struggling more than usual here, but we have something in store tomorrow," he said.

To try to further improve his performance, Pedrito will also try to take cues from what he learned from Bagnaia by watching him during his fast lap.

"He was very fast at turns sixteen to eighteen. You can't even imagine the speed he had in mid-corner," he emphasized.  "I already have something in mind."


Translated by Leila Myftija

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