Moto2 Star Signs Ducati MotoGP 2025 Contract

Moto2 star Fermin Aldeguer has signed a contract with Ducati to race in the 2025 MotoGP World Championship, although his team is currently unconfirmed

Fermin Aldeguer, 2023 Moto2 Valencia Grand Prix. - Gold and Goose

Ducati has announced its second signature for the 2025 MotoGP World Championship, as Moto2 rider Fermin Aldeguer is set to step up with the Italian brand.

Aldeguer’s contract will have him on Ducati machinery in 2025 and 2026, and the Italian factory will have an option on him for two years beyond that, meaning the contract could cover Aldeguer until the end of 2028. His team is not confirmed, but, with Pramac team manager Gino Borsoi essentially confirming that 2023 runner-up Jorge Martin would be out at the end of 2024, the seat currently held by the #89 in the Pramac squad appears the most likely destination.

Speaking on his signing with Ducati, Aldeguer described himself as “ecstatic” at the realisation of what he called a childhood dream. 

“I'm ecstatic to have this opportunity,” Aldeguer said. “Thanks to Ducati, I'll realise the dream I've pursued since childhood. The time has arrived to take the big leap and compete with the world's finest riders, and what's more, I'll be doing it with the best bike on the grid. 

“I want to express my gratitude to Ducati, especially to Gigi Dall'Igna, for their faith in me from the beginning of our discussions. I extend my thanks to Luca Boscoscuro for everything we've shared and for what lies ahead of us this year. 

“I'm also grateful to my family, my manager, Héctor Faubel, and everyone who, in one way or another, has contributed to my journey here. Now that I know what the future holds, it's time to focus solely on this season, where I face a significant challenge in Moto2. 

“I'll give my all to leave this category with my head held high, aiming for the best possible results before embarking on the new adventure in MotoGP."

Aldeguer’s Moto2 season did not kick off in the way he would have hoped at the Qatar Grand Prix. After winning each of the last four intermediate class races last year, Aldeguer failed to score points in Lusail, reportedly due to front tyre issues, while his Speed Up teammate, Alonso Lopez, won the first race of Moto2’s Pirelli era.

Aldeguer is nonetheless the second rider to be announced by Ducati for the 2025 MotoGP season, after triple World Champion Francesco Bagnaia’s retention of a place in the factory team was confirmed before Qatar.

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