MotoGP: Pedro Acosta to Join Red Bull KTM Factory Team in 2025, to Replace Jack Miller

Pedro Acosta will join the KTM factory team in 2025, continuing the successful partnership between the talented Spanish rider and the Austrian manufacturer.

By Divyam Dubey | on June 1, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

For the 2025 MotoGP season, Pedro Acosta will join the factory KTM team, taking Jack Miller's place after previously racing for Tech3 GasGas. Despite being only 20 years old, Acosta has already made a significant impact in his debut season, competing against champions like Francesco Bagnaia and Marc Marquez and securing two podium finishes. His impressive performance earned him a promotion to KTM's top squad after just six rounds. With Brad Binder under contract with Red Bull KTM until 2026, Acosta is set to replace Miller. It's worth noting that Tech3 also has factory-spec RC16s. Additionally, there are rumours that Marc Marquez is considering a move to KTM instead of Ducati, especially since Jorge Martin is speculated to become Francesco Bagnaia's factory teammate in 2024.

Pedro Acosta said: 'It was a dream in 2020 when I signed my first contract with KTM to go to Moto3. It wasn’t the easiest time for me and they saved my career, let’s say, and it was so great to make that step to the factory team and come all this way together. I remember in 2019 and the selection event for Rookies; it felt like a last chance for me, and KTM and Red Bull gave me an opportunity. It is one of the best memories I have.

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'It was easy to feel the expectations; from the media, the sponsors, everyone involved…but then the people around me kept saying it was a season of no pressure. Still, it has not been easy to go into a first MotoGP season with the results that we’ve had until now. We are on our way.

'It was important to me to keep pushing with KTM, and to see the whole project and the story until now and how we have grown in racing. So, it’s nice to carry on for the future: getting in orange is like coming back home. The way they are pushing and improving in the last couple of years is what is also pushing me to stay for the next couple of years.”

MotoGP: About Pedro Acosta

KTM has supported Pedro Acosta since his early days in Grand Prix racing, practically guaranteeing him a premier-class ride while he was in Moto3 in 2021. As the reigning Moto2 champion, he made his highly anticipated move to MotoGP this year, joining Augusto Fernandez at the GasGas-branded Tech3 satellite team. Despite being part of the satellite team, he rides a factory RC16 with KTM-provided engineers.

 MotoGP Pedro Acosta

In the early part of the 2024 season, Acosta has been the top-scoring KTM rider. With a long-term contract extending until the end of the 2026 season, his impressive performance in the first six rounds has placed him sixth in the championship, two spots ahead of factory KTM rider Brad Binder.

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Although Acosta was generally expected to join the factory KTM team in 2025, the Austrian marque made the surprise announcement before the summer break. He will replace Jack Miller, who is in his second season with KTM after moving from Ducati.

Currently, Miller and Fernandez are sitting 15th and 17th in the standings, with a combined total of only 40 points compared to Acosta's 83. 

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