Spaniard Pedro Acosta (Kalex Red Bull KTM Ajo) secured the Moto2 world title on Sunday. He did this by finishing second in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the eighteenth of twenty World Cup rounds. The victory at the Sepang circuit went to Acosta’s compatriot Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro GT Trevisan SpeedUp).
The newly crowned world champion had to finish in the top four to win the title. Acosta has already won seven races this season. With 320.5 points he has a lead of 77 points over the Italian Tony Arbolino (Kalex Elf Marc VDS Racing Team). With two more GPs and 50 points to earn, that gap is unbridgeable.
Nineteen-year-old Acosta already won the Moto3 world championship in 2021. Barry Baltus (Kalex Fieten Olie Racing GP) crossed the line in eleventh. He collected five World Cup points and is now sixteenth with 53 points.