KTM Under Obligation: Pedro Acosta Annoyed by 2024 Uncertainty
Pedro Acosta’s MotoGP move should be done and dusted by now, but KTM is taking its time with the decision. The Spaniard is getting impatient.
Though it’s commonly assumed that the race for the spot alongside Pedro Acosta in the KTM satellite team is between Pol Espargaro and Augusto Fernandez, the rising star himself is showing signs of impatience.
In an interview on MotoGP.com, he expressed concerns about the possibility of spending another year in Moto2, stating, “I have to wait to find out where I will be riding. Everything is up in the air right now, there is no news at all. Maybe I’ll stay in Moto2 for another year, I don’t know.”
“There have always been two options, but I don’t really like the idea of staying in Moto2 for another year. I want to make the jump to MotoGP; that would be the right step now.”
Despite his assertion that he is open to other options besides MotoGP, Acosta’s position is quite clear: he wants to progress to the premier class.
While he maintains a professional attitude, noting, “If it doesn’t happen, then I can’t do anything about it. I will do my job as well as I can.”
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Acosta is growing frustrated with the lack of clarity surrounding his future. “Right now, I don’t know anything, and I prefer not to ask anymore.”
Adding to the complexity of the situation is the fact that Acosta’s current Moto2 team has already confirmed two riders for the 2024 season.
The Ajo team is set to feature Celestino Vietti and Deniz Öncü. Acosta seemed visibly irked by this development, stating, “I know [that Ajo already has two riders], there’s really nothing more to say about it.”
Although the uncertainty surrounding his future is baffling given his status as one of the most promising talents in the sport, Acosta has little choice but to await KTM’s decision.
It appears that there are no other MotoGP opportunities on the horizon for him at the moment. Consequently, he reluctantly accepts the uncertainty and anticipates that clarity might only come in Valencia, but one thing is for sure: answers will arrive before the season’s end, even though the wait continues.