Valentino Rossi: Pedro Acosta Comes as a Surprise to All.

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Valentino Rossi anticipates that rookie sensation Pedro Acosta will prove to be formidable competition in the future, labeling him as “difficult” to surpass.

Just four rounds into his premier class career, Pedro Acosta has solidified his status as one of MotoGP’s elite riders.

Valentino Rossi, familiar with rookies challenging for victories early on, recalls his own experience of competing against Marc Marquez for the 2013 title, which Marquez ultimately won, leaving Rossi in second place.

Rossi himself burst into the premier class in 2000, immediately showcasing competitiveness and securing second place in the 500cc championship.

Regarding Acosta’s meteoric rise, Rossi remarked, “It’s good for the sport when a rookie enters the championship and contends for race victories; it captivates everyone’s attention. I’m eager to see how far he can go.

Acosta’s career achievements are remarkable—he clinched two world championships in three years, which is quite extraordinary. While I knew he had potential in MotoGP, his early success has surprised many of us.


It’s exciting to witness his journey unfold. Battling with him in the future will undoubtedly pose challenges.”

In terms of this season’s MotoGP championship, Rossi once again cited Acosta as one of the dark horse contenders.

However, the team boss of Pertamina Enduro VR46 Ducati believes the championship battle will likely be between Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin.

“On paper, Francesco [Bagnaia] and Martin are the top contenders for the championship,” Rossi stated in an interview with

“Currently, Martin seems to have the edge. Additionally, Bagnaia has faced some unfortunate incidents and made a few small errors, giving Martin a solid advantage in the championship. However, the season is long, and anything can happen.”

Rossi emphasized the competitive landscape, stating, “There are several riders capable of contending for the championship, at least five or six. Acosta and Vinales are also in the mix, so the title race remains wide open.”

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