Pedro Acosta explains the most uncomfortable situation he has experienced on the motorcycle in a Grand Prix

Pedro Acosta has become the new sensation of the MotoGP world championship.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
02 April 2024 Tuesday 11:17
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Pedro Acosta explains the most uncomfortable situation he has experienced on the motorcycle in a Grand Prix

Pedro Acosta has become the new sensation of the MotoGP world championship. The Tiburón de Mazarrón, as it has been known since its debut in Moto3, achieved its first podium in the premier class last weekend, during the Portuguese Grand Prix. A consolidation milestone for the 19-year-old driver, who is also gaining followers outside the circuits thanks to his sharp and colorful personality.

In a historic week for the category after the acquisition by Liberty Media, the GasGas rider has visited the set of El Hormiguero with Pablo Motos, where he has been able to tell his experiences and anecdotes in front of a dedicated audience. One of the most striking had to do with the states that the body can go through throughout a race. Specifically, the presenter asked him if he had ever suffered a cramp.

Acosta assured on set that everything had happened to him, from relieving himself inside the suit in the middle of the competition, but according to his experience the most uncomfortable thing he has had to experience is vomiting in the helmet. The Murcian detailed the discomfort of going through such a process in a Grand Prix, in particular when the inside of the compartment got wet, being forced to close his eyes and feeling how the area around his head was filled with everything.

Within the same dynamic, Motos reminded him of the time when allergies affected him considerably. The MotoGP rider insisted that, previously, his “snot came out” when braking, with the dangers that this entails approaching a curve at almost 300 kilometers per hour. “I am more or less allergic to life,” explained the native of Mazarrón, clarifying that thanks to the medication he no longer had so many complications.

Within the acquisition by Liberty Media of the MotoGP world championship, it is a coincidence that a Formula 1 driver also suffered the consequences of vomiting in the middle of the race. It happened during the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix, when Australian Mark Webber was affected by food poisoning and ended up vomiting inside his helmet while trying to drive his Red Bull on a Fuji circuit almost flooded by rain.

Back with Acosta, the GasGas man also had the opportunity to tell about a sad situation he experienced during a celebration during the last Austrian Grand Prix. The typical costume of the Styrian region that he bought a year earlier, after failing to win, he ended up wearing to spitefully celebrate a second place after losing the lead. As if that were not enough, it no longer fit him at all and he arrived at Parc Fermé with his uniform removed due to the speed of the motorcycle.