MADRID, March 2. (Royals Blue) –
The Spanish rider and current Moto3 world champion Pedro Acosta, who will debut this year with KTM in Moto2, assured that he wants to fight for more world titles and not just keep the one achieved in the small category in 2021, which made him the champion youngest so far.
“I don’t want to be just the Moto3 world champion, I want to aspire to more. This year is going to be just as complicated as the previous one, whether fighting for the World Championship or not fighting,” he said in an interview on DAZN collected by Europa Press.
Acosta acknowledged that, with new circuits and in a higher category, he will have to face “new situations” that for some reason he will not be able to “control.” “It’s like what happened to me last year. So, I think this is to keep adapting, which is the important thing,” he explained.
In order to achieve that personal goal of becoming world champion again, he believes that the key is “to be strong in mind”. “I came here and I didn’t come with any goal of ‘you are going to be world champion, you are’ rookie ‘and you are going to be there’. In the end, I did what came out at all times,” he acknowledged.
“Just as I failed in some races, it went well in others. I think that has helped me a lot to not put labels on myself or have any kind of pressure,” added the youngest champion in the history of Moto3, the small category of the world championship of motorcycling.
And he absorbs well the praise of, among others, the eight-time world champion Marc Márquez, who highlighted Acosta’s “chutzpah” and being a “little scoundrel.” “I’ll buy you the chutzpah, I’ll buy that. In the end, you don’t have to let yourself be ‘stifled’ by anything. Here you don’t have to change anything, you have to continue being you. I’m not here to prove anything to anyone,” Acosta reacted to the words of the Cervera player.