Augusto Fernandez seals 2023 MotoGP promotion with GasGas Tech 3
Over the San Marino Grand Prix weekend KTM signed the Spaniard to race for its GasGas-Tech 3 buyer staff, which can proceed to make use of the Austrian marque’s RC16.
The present Moto2 chief can be changed at KTM-Ajo by fellow Spaniard Albert Arenas.
Fernandez, who’s presently competing in his sixth Moto2 season, signed a deal for one yearwith an choice on KTM’s aspect to increase it for an additional yr.
Fernandez joined KTM-Ajo in Moto2 this yr to fill the void left by MotoGP graduates Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez.
After failing to complete on the rostrum within the first six races, he took his first win as a KTM rider in France after which added a hattrick of wins over the summer time to take cost within the Moto2 championship, which opened the door to a MotoGP promotion.
On the time of writing Fernandez is the one rider lined up for a MotoGP debut in 2023 and he would possibly effectively be the one one. His Moto2 title rival Ai Ogura is an choice to interchange Takaaki Nakagami at LCR-Honda, though all indications level to Nakagami being retained for an additional yr.
As soon as Fernandez’ MotoGP transfer has been confirmed, present GasGas-Aspar rider Albert Arenas is about to interchange him alongside Pedro Acosta.
The 25-year-old Spaniard, who received the 2020 Moto3 title on a KTM bike, has struggled since his transfer to Moto2 in 2021 and has but to complete on the rostrum.
That led to Aspar informing him it will not retain his providers in 2023 in an effort to make room for one of many staff’s present Moto3 riders, the Spaniards Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia, who’re first and second within the championship.
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