Moto3 rider Ra l Fern ndez. . / Javier Cebollada / Archive
Sports writing, Nov 21 . .- The Spanish Raúl Fernández will rise to the Moto2 category with his current KTM Aki Ajo team in 2021 and his place in the Moto3 team will be occupied by the current champion of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, Pedro Acosta, in his first experience as a World Championship pilot.
Raúl Fernández, 20, has made great strides forward in the second half of 2020 and those results, along with his professional work approach and maturity, have earned him a place on the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team.
In the last four races, the Spaniard has been on the podium three times, including his first victory in the European Grand Prix, with five pole positions and now Fernández is moving to intermediate class, to join the talented Australian, Remy. Gardner, in 2021.
Pedro Acosta arrives at Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 and will be paired with one of the leading riders in the class, Jaume Masiá, and despite the fact that he is only 16 years old, he is considered a promising talent in Spanish motorcycling, as he has just been crowned 2020 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup champion.
This season he also participated in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship, in which he finished third and fought for the title until the last round.
“I want to thank the whole team, KTM, Red Bull and, above all, Aki for believing in me, this is an important step in my sports career, and I am very happy to continue growing with this structure,” said Raúl Fernández.
“It is a great opportunity that I know I will enjoy a lot, along with some incredible people and this is a new stage that brings me closer to the dream of every rider: to be in MotoGP,” Raúl Fernández acknowledged in the team press release.
“It is amazing to receive this opportunity, for me, being in this team means being part of the best Moto3 team, it will be my first year in the world championship, so we will have to wait for the first race to see where we are and set realistic goals then, “said Pedro Acosta.