Pedro Acosta’s incredible start to life in Moto3 continued this past Sunday during the Portuguese Moto3 race as he pipped Dennis Foggia to victory. 

The Spanish rider’s final lap was one for the ages, as he recovered from a couple of mistakes including a big front end wobble during the final corner to claim a sensational second consecutive win. 

"It was an amazing race! Finally, the strategy was to push from the first lap, to go alone like Raul [Fernandez] last year, but when I was behind Dennis [Foggia], I saw that he had the pace and I preferred to watch behind and try to overtake him in the last lap," added Acosta.

"Finally, I think the team worked very, very well together, and after the weather condition on Friday, to be standing here is amazing."

Acosta and Foggia were the two main protagonists throughout the race, with the Leopard rider leading most of the laps. 

However, last year’s Red Bull Rookies Cup winner was sitting in a menacing second place heading into the final lap. 

Acosta made the winning overtake with two corners to go, and alluded to having a plan having seen the Leopard bike’s straight line speed.

"I had a little plan finally. In the middle of the race I overtook him [Foggia] at this point (turn 13), but in the last lap when I saw that he took some meters (on the straight), I thought okay, I have to overtake here, and if I have to touch him then I’m going to touch," said Acosta.

"The last corner I made a mistake. I pushed a little bit hard on the rear brake and I had this front movement, but the bike was perfect for this race."

 

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