Pedro Acosta (16) is a new sensation at Moto GP



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Pedro Acosta (16) is a new sensation at Moto GP

Pedro Acosta is a big sensation at Moto GP This 16-year-old has sparked public interest as he has won 2 of 3 races in Moto3 Ajo, the team boss says that Acosta reminds him of drivers like Miller and Gardner and thinks that it could help him in his career if he uses his advantages adequately “It’s always really difficult to compare riders,” Ajo said when asked by Motorsport.com how Acosta stacks up to other riders who have come through his squad.

“There are many talented riders in this championship and nearly everyone has his style and his way to go. “But of course also we are trying to learn from each rider. “It doesn’t matter if he is 16 or 30 years old, we are trying to learn from them to be even more prepared always in our work and to be stronger and stronger every day.

“But of course the main work from us is to bring something to the riders maybe even more than what they’ve had in the past to improve our understanding that we can help our riders more and more. “Pedro has… what I like in Pedro is he has this old school style, which maybe reminds me a little bit about Australian riders Jack Miller and Remy Gardner.

“This is not really normal anymore in the young generation. “But if you use it well, it could be a really strong part of you to have in your working style something from the old ways”.

Pressure

Ajo believes that Acosta will be able to cope with the pressure, but that it is not easy to be so young in the public eye “I think it’s not easy for a young rider when everybody starts to talk about you,” Ajo added.

“But this is a test. This is a test, and let’s say it’s not only a test but the learning process. “I don’t expect that everything goes always perfect, and I even sometimes hope it’s not always going perfect sometimes because where we are learning is in the mistakes and in these [tough] moments.

Acosta seems to differ from its peers in many ways. This is exactly what makes him specific “And we need it to get better and better all the time, and if everything is going well I think finally we are not complete.

“So, it’s normal that you have these moments. But I don’t think Pedro is the first one who gets disturbed. “He’s a really funny boy with a good attitude, and how I see it how he was handling after his first win the next week, he was not really looking at Instagram or news.

“And even changed his sim card in his phone. So, I think he was quite well prepared for that [increase in attention]”.