Acosta defines the reasons for his fall at Le Mans

Pedro Acosta discusses in detail the factors which caused his crash during the third lap of the French MotoGP Grand Prix.

Published on 15/05/2024 à 10:50

Luca Bartolomeo

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Acosta defines the reasons for his fall at Le Mans

Pedro Acosta looks back on his crash at Le Mans ©Red Bull Content Pool

Victim of his first crash in a race in the premier category, after finishing sixth in the Sprint, Pedro Acosta put an end to an impressive series of appearances in the points at Le Mans.

Before the French Grand Prix MotoGP, the young rookie was in fact the only driver on the grid to have completed each of the events contested in 2024 with a few points in his pocket.

Looking back on his mishap, the Tech3 driver admits to having been too optimistic when trying to overtake Fabio Di Giannantonio, it was then too late to react.

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“When braking, they were on the left of the track, and I found that they were slower, explains Acosta to the media after the French Grand Prix. I dove inside, and that's when I noticed that I was arriving much faster than the others.

I didn't want to destroy other people's races as well as my own, He continues. I tried everything to stop the bike, then I locked the front. I think it came down to something like a finger, so I could avoid them. But at the end of the day, it's competition, we drive at the limit, and sometimes it doesn't work. »

If this type of event is part of the learning process for a driver who evolves in a higher class, it is no less disappointing for the main person concerned who assured that he felt capable of achieving a big result for his home team. .

“It's a shame, because we could have hoped for a great position at the finish. I think we had a good chance to fight for the podium, because the bike behaved really well” Acosta concludes.

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Luca Bartolomeo

Certified Belgian without accent who writes with pleasure for a French site. In charge of MotoGP

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