The 2022 season has been shaping up to be an exciting one, with two stunning runaway victories so far. The Mooney VR46 Racing Team’s Celestino Vietti proved his class in Qatar and then Somkiat Chantra put on a history-making performance for the new faces at Mandalika International Circuit just last week! Now it is time that these talented drivers keep rolling off their podiums as they take on some fresh ground – will Aron Canet (# flexbox hp 40) maintain 100% success rate after his first win?
The Thai rider has both experience and success in Argentina, having taken his first Moto2™ top ten at the venue three years ago. This could bode well for San Carlo’s newest export to racing circles but if it is indeed skill that leads then Sam Lowes (elf Marc VDS Racing Team) may just be unbeatable; he arrives with two previous podiums from Termas de Rio Hondo
A new name might not seem like much against such experienced competition–especially since they’re coming off of a championship win less than two months ago—but there are some who feel differently about achieving.
It will be interesting to see if Vietti and Canet can come out swinging in the face of experience, with more podiums likely for them this weekend. Three at three very different tracks under varying conditions goes a long way towards proving their speed is here throughout all season long.
On the other side of the coin, there are a few riders looking for a lot more than they took home in Indonesia. One is rookie sensation Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo), who had a much bumpier start to his season than many anticipated, and he’ll be taking on Termas for the first time ever. Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) did some great damage control on race day in Lombok but had an overall tougher weekend after fighting for the podium in Qatar, and Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) will be keen to re-join that postcode too.
With the start of a new round in Moto2™, there are many compelling stories to follow. Argentinean intermediate class rookie Gabriel Rodrigo (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) has made his way onto the grid and will be looking forward towards making more progress with this opportunity while Sean Dylan Kelly represents family ties that go back generations when it comes down country’s racing culture; meanwhile Joe Robert somonis Italtrans Racing team member Cameron Beaubier also takes part like so many other Americans do every weekend across our vast nation