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All Eyes On Pedro Acosta As He Makes His MotoGP Debut

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As MotoGP fans worldwide turn their eyes to Qatar for the curtain-raiser of the 2024 season – the Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar – one rider, in particular, will be attracting a great deal of attention as the race weekend gets underway at the Losail International Circuit on Friday 8 March.

19-year-old MotoGP rookie Pedro Acosta’s meteoric rise through the ranks of MotoGP has been nothing short of sensational. In 2023, he triumphed in the Moto2 World Championship, just two years after becoming the youngest-ever winner of the Moto3 World Championship in his debut season in the class.

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His teammate this year in the Red Bull GasGas Tech3 Team, Augusto Fernandez, is also a previous winner of the Moto2 World Championship and will begin his second season in MotoGP. Together, Acosta and Fernandez, with the support of Motul, are generating a great deal of buzz ahead of Qatar.

Acosta has already notched up some significant results in 2024, with consistently impressive times during pre-season testing in Malaysia, that would have put him on the podium in the 2023 round at the Sepang circuit. His work ethic is also noteworthy – in the recent Qatar tests, he completed more testing laps than any other rider, thereby demonstrating his hunger for success at this weekend’s race.

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Motul’s return as a lead sponsor of Tech3 (along with Red Bull) for 2024 sees the rekindling of a successful partnership that previously spanned a decade (2008 – 2018). In addition to MotoGP, Motul will also be supporting the Tech3 teams in the Moto3 World Championship (Red Bull GasGas Tech3 Team) and the MotoE World Cup (Tech3 E-Racing).

Motul has a common vision of mobility with Pierer Mobility AG, owners of the GasGas brand, and together with a shared commitment to performance and innovation with Tech3, these synergies can be expected to translate into great results on the track.

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Hervé Poncharal, Team Principal of the Red Bull GasGas Tech3 Team, outlined his excitement about the revived partnership with Motul: “Our deep connection with Motul is more than a friendship; it’s a family affair. 98% of Tech3’s history is intertwined with Motul, and now we are returning to our roots with the premium lubricant manufacturer. Beyond the technological aspects, this partnership is a heartfelt connection,” he commented.

“At Motul, we’re privileged to live in a world where high performance is the rule rather than the exception. That said, we’re excited to see just how far the Red Bull GasGas Tech3 Team can push the envelope in the 2024 season,” commented Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. “Our shared passion, human focus, and dedication to performance mean that our brands are very closely aligned, and we can look forward to great things this year – especially from the exciting young rider Pedro Acosta,” she added.

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To follow Pedro Acosta and the Red Bull GasGas Tech3 Team, visit the Tech3 website. For more information about Motul’s full product range, visit the Motul ZA website.

Staff Writer
Staff Writer
Compiled by the ZA Bikers team.