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MotoGP, Quartararo: "I've been racing all my life and a talent like Acosta is really rare"

"He's having fun. It's all natural to him. I think he'll be ending 2024 among the top three. I don't plan on staying in the MotoGP much longer. I'm tired of traveling. You have to know when to stop."

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Despite the fact that his talent has been obvious for some time now, and the way in which he won the Moto2 championship in 2023 confirmed this, Pedro Acosta never ceases to amaze. Quickly able to handle the critical aspects of a MotoGP bike, both on a physical and technical level, as well as demonstrate outstanding performance, the Spanish rider struck a chord in the hearts of everyone, including Fabio Quartararo who, in an interview with Crashnet, expressed all his esteem for the KTM rider.

"If I think about my first year in premier class, I was much more behind than him. Honestly, I think he could really get on the championship podium at the end of the season," he said convincingly.

"I'm not that old but, from what I see, and the way he's riding, I think he's one of the most talented riders I've ever raced with. What's amazing is how he quickly adapts to anything. The fast braking he's able to accomplish in rthe MotoGP right now is crazy! As was his overtaking Marquez at turn one in Portimao. Figuring out how to use the front brakes on a MotoGP isn't easy at all, but it's totally natural for him, and he's able to make the wheels slide well. His talent is blatant, You can tell he feels free and has fun," El Diablo continued.

Changing the subject, the Yamaha rider claimed that we won't ever see him follow Espargaro's example, who's close to retirement at 35.

"Maybe I'll reach the age of  thirty and say I want to continue. But, honestly, I really don't like all the traveling. Plus, I've been racing for at least twenty years. I think it's important to know when to stop. Chapeaux to Aleix who, the day after the announcement, he won the Montmelo GP. He's truly an example and the reason why I won't be here at his age," he emphasized.


Translated by Leila Myftija

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