Pedro Acosta and Dani Holgado won the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix for KTM in the 2023 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons.
Pedro Acosta and Dani Holgado won the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix for KTM in the 2023 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons
MT Helmets KTM rider Diogo Moreira completed the podium for the first time, marking Brazil’s first rostrum in the lightweight class since 2007
Ajo KTM rookie Jose Rueda briefly led late on and finished fourth, ahead of Leopard Honda's Jaume Masia and polesitter Ayumu Sasaki.
Stefano Nepa of Angeluss MTA Team KTM, Xavi Artigas and Joel Kelso of Prustel GP CF Moto, who got the holeshot, and Tech3's Deniz Oncu, who returned to 10th after stopping
However, Australian Kelso was taken to the medical centre following the race after suffering a sickening incident directly after the chequered flag.
. Kelso hit Tech3's back while pulling a tearoff piece from his mask as Holgado hailed his win.
Kelso was thrown off his machine and landed headily on the asphalt, while Holgado escaped unscathed.
Moving on to the first round of the 2023 Moto2 season, Pedro Acosta set his intentions early on, absorbing race-long pressure from Aron Canet to claim victory.