The event took place in Murcia on Thursday, the president of the region stepping in to prevent the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider from falling
The newly crowned Moto3 champion, Pedro Acosta, had a scare this week. The young rider, who hails from Mazarron, was meeting with the regional president of Murcia, Francesco Lopez Miras, to celebrate his recent world championship success. During the course of the ceremony, during which he thanked the local people for their support, Acosta suffered a dizzy spell.
The president stepped in to stop Pedro from falling, the rider soon recovering enough to be able to finish his speech.
According to local media sources, the 17-year old had had a fever in the hours preceding the event. Acosta also didn’t expect so many members of the press to be present, additional pressure that played a nasty trick on the rookie of the year.
“So many cameras had me stressed, I didn’t expect it to be such a big event”, commented the future Moto2 rider during the ceremony.
Pedro Acosta ha sufrido un desmayo hoy en su recepción en el Palacio de San Esteban. López Miras ha evitado que cayera y el joven piloto se ha repuesto enseguida— La 7 TV (@La7_tv) November 18, 2021
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Translated by Heather Watson