Acosta : “We are not setting expectations”

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Pedro Acosta has the potential to surpass Marc Marquez’s record as the youngest rider to achieve consecutive premier-class podiums at COTA this weekend.

Pedro Acosta secured his debut MotoGP podium last time in Portimao, yet the rising rookie sensation remains resolute in his approach to expectations as he gears up for round three at COTA this weekend.

The GASGAS Tech3 rider has consistently sidestepped setting specific targets as he adjusts to the premier class, seeing little value in attempting to foresee the future.

“We’re not setting expectations,” Acosta, who clinched victory in last year’s COTA Moto2 race, affirmed on Thursday in Texas.

“Ultimately, it’s too simplistic to make predictions. But at this moment, we’re not focusing on that.

“We need to stay grounded and acknowledge that after just two races, we can’t fixate on any particular outcome.

“However, it would certainly be fantastic to ride the MotoGP bike here.

“Last season, I had a great time on the Moto2 bike in COTA. So let’s aim to have that joy again.”

While Acosta missed the opportunity to replicate Marc Marquez’s MotoGP victory in his second race, a win on Sunday would make him the youngest premier-class winner at 19 years and 325 days, surpassing Marquez’s record set at 20 years and 63 days in Austin 2013.

If Acosta secures a podium finish, he will become the youngest rider to achieve consecutive premier-class podiums, once more eclipsing Marquez’s record set at Austin in 2013.

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