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Pedro Acosta, Red Bull KTM Ajo
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The “old-school” Moto3 rookie taking MotoGP by storm

With two wins and a second place from his first three races in Moto3, Pedro Acosta has marked himself out as a MotoGP star of the future. And although the man charged with his development is eager to downplay it, there are plenty of similarities with a certain six-time MotoGP world champion...

If you wanted to give Pedro Acosta a ring following his sensational maiden Moto3 race win in the Doha Grand Prix, you’d have struggled to get through. In an unusual move for a 16-year-old in the modern day, Acosta elected to keep the hype off his shoulders by changing the sim card in his mobile phone as well as putting his focus elsewhere instead of social media.

“He’s a really funny boy with a good attitude, and how I see it, how he was handling it after his first win the week after, he was not really looking at Instagram or news,” Aki Ajo, team boss of Ajo Motorsport, tells Autosport. “And even changed his sim card in his phone. So, I think he was quite well prepared for that [increase in attention].”

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