Ducati Secures Rising Star Aldeguer for MotoGP Debut in 2025

Ducati Secures Rising Star Aldeguer for MotoGP Debut in 2025

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March 19th, 2024

Ducati has secured the highly-rated Moto2 rider Fermin Aldeguer for a MotoGP debut in 2025. The 18-year-old Spaniard will be piloting Ducati machinery, though the specific team within the Ducati stable remains unconfirmed in the official press release.

Aldeguer's Impressive Moto2 Performance Paves The Way For Ducati MotoGP Debut

Aldeguer has emerged as a top prospect in recent years. His impressive performance in Moto2 last season solidified his potential. He secured an impressive five grand prix victories for Speed Up, propelling him to a strong third-place finish in the championship standings. This success fueled speculation about a potential MotoGP move in 2024, with Honda even expressing interest. However, Aldeguer opted to honor his contract and remain in Moto2 with Speed Up for the current season.

Ducati MotoGP Debut brings a significant financial boost for Aldeguer. According to Motorsport.com, his two-year contract, with an extension option reaching 2028, includes a base salary of around €300,000.

Ducati General Manager Gigi Dall'Igna expressed his enthusiasm about the signing, welcoming Aldeguer to the Ducati family. He praised the young rider's talent, highlighting his speed and potential. Dall'Igna emphasized Ducati's commitment to supporting Aldeguer's growth and development as he prepares to compete on the powerful Ducati Desmosedici GP machine.

Ducati Provides All The Support

Aldeguer's arrival at Ducati coincides with recent comments from Pramac team boss Gino Borsoi. Borsoi suggested that Jorge Martin, Pramac's current rider and 2023 championship runner-up, might be nearing the end of his tenure with the team. Martin's contract expires this season, and he has openly expressed his desire to secure a spot on a factory team. Notably, an automatic promotion to the factory Ducati team alongside Francesco Bagnaia would have been awarded to Martin if he had clinched the 2023 championship title.

The signing of Aldeguer marks Ducati's second major rider contract announcement in recent weeks. This follows the extension of double world champion Bagnaia's contract, securing him with Ducati until the end of 2026. With these signings, Ducati joins a select group of manufacturers with confirmed rider lineups extending beyond the current season. These include Honda (Luca Marini and Johann Zarco), and KTM (Brad Binder).

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