MOTO3 GRAND PRIX
Born on 25 May 2004 in Mazarron, Spain
Pedro Acosta got his first taste of motorcycles at the age of five when he was bought a motocross bike and just twelve years later he has been crowned as FIM Moto3 Grand Prix World Champion having risen through the ranks almost as quickly as he can carve his way up the leaderboard.
A multiple youth champion, the seventeen-year-old was a front-runner in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship before graduating into the big league where he had an instant impact with a second-placed finish at the opening round in Qatar.
If that was not enough to make the paddock sit up and take notice, at round two he became the first rider in the history of the class to win from a pit-lane start – a sensational victory that saw the super-talented Spaniard move into an early championship lead.
Doha began a run of three victories and he would take a further three – in Germany, Austria and again in Portugal.
Despite disappointing finishes in France, Italy and Spain, by the halfway point of the series he had carved out a forty-eight-point lead and he clinched the championship with one round still to go to become the first rookie in thirty-one years to take the lightweight title.
At just seventeen years and one-hundred-and-sixty-six days old he is also the second-youngest GP champion in history behind legendary Italian Loris Capirossi.
FIM Moto3 Grand Prix World Champion - 2021