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Pedro Acosta is Moto3 world champion at just 17 years old

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Pedro Acosta became the second youngest world champion ever in the World Speed ​​Championship, in the Moto3 category, at 17 years and 166 days on Sunday. The Spaniard won the Algarve Grand Prix in Portugal.


In his debut at the highest level, Acosta won six of seventeen games this year. He could have become the youngest world champion ever, but missed his first chance at the top prize at the Italian Grand Prix fifteen days ago.

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In Portimao he did not miss the world title. He took advantage of the fall of his only remaining competitor, Italian Dennis Foggia.

Italian Loris Capirossi remains the youngest world champion ever. He was exactly one day younger than Acosta at his title in 1990.

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