2017-2019: Early years
Born on the Costa Cálida of Spain in Mazarrón, in the area of Murcia, Pedro Acosta Sanchez was crowned PreMoto3™ Champion of Spain in 2017 with two races left, which got him a move to the Moto3™ Junior World Championship the following year. In 2019, he was competing in both the FIM CEV Championship and the Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup, and was a stand out rider in both competitions. That year, he took runner-up of the Rookies Cup as he achieved three victories and five podiums. The following season, he went further to claim the Rookies Cup title with six victories and another three podiums (on a total of twelve races), which saw him graduate onto the Moto3™ World Championship stage in 2021 with Red Bull KTM Ajo.
2021: The wonder child
His impact in Grand Prix was instant, taking P2 in the season opener in Qatar, before going on to claim three consecutive victories, the best of which was a stunning ride from pitlane to P1 at the Doha GP. Suddenly he was the name on everyone’s lips and rumours of a direct move to MotoGP™ began to circulate. Three more victories and another podium saw the rookie seal the lightweight class crown on his first season in the category, but a move to the premier class never materialised, with Acosta instead opting for a seat in Moto2™, still within Red Bull KTM Ajo's structure. He became the second youngest rider to win the Moto3™ championship in his rookie season, at the age of 17 years old and 166 days, the youngest being Loris Capirossi in 1990 at the age of 17 years old and 165 days.
2022-2023: History maker
In his debut season in the intermediate class alongside Augusto Fernandez, Pedro Acosta, nicknamed 'El Tiburón de Mazarrón' (the shark of Mazarron), made more history by becoming the youngest ever race winner in the category, at the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello, at the age of eighteen years old and four days. Two more wins and two more podiums got him a fifth place in the Championship, and the Moto2™ Rookie of the Year title. In 2023, he remained within the same team to dominate the intermediate class. After seven wins and another seven podiums, he clinched his second title in three years at the Grand Prix of Malaysia, with two races to spare.
2024: The most awaited move to MotoGP™
One of the most exciting talents we've ever seen now gets set for MotoGP™ with Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 in 2024. What can the #31 achieve in his rookie season?