Bagnaia Praises Aldeguer, Future Ducati MotoGP Rider, as “one of the fastest of new era

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Bagnaia hails future Ducati MotoGP rider Aldeguer as “one of the fastest of new era”

Earlier this week, Ducati made waves in the world of MotoGP by announcing the signing of rising Moto2 star Aldeguer to a lucrative two-year factory contract, ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Aldeguer’s prowess on the track was evident last year as he clinched victory in five races, securing a commendable third position in the Moto2 standings. Despite being courted by Honda and VR46 for potential moves to MotoGP in 2024, the young Spaniard opted to extend his tenure in the intermediate class, choosing to stay with Speed Up for another season.

At just 18 years old, Aldeguer stands out as one of the most promising talents in the MotoGP paddock. His decision to remain in Moto2 has drawn praise from seasoned riders like Bagnaia, who believes that with a measured approach, Aldeguer could achieve significant success in his debut MotoGP season.

Aldeguer (Credits: GPone)

“Fermin is undeniably one of the fastest riders of the new generation,” remarked Bagnaia. “His performances last year were remarkable, especially towards the end of the season. I vividly remember his impressive lap during qualifying at Phillip Island, a feat that would have been notable even in MotoGP a few years ago. If he and his team can maintain composure and take things step by step, he has the potential to excel without succumbing to undue pressure. He’s certainly capable of delivering strong results.”

Although not yet officially confirmed, it is widely speculated that Aldeguer will join Pramac for the 2025 season. This move is expected to see him replace Jorge Martin, the runner-up in the 2023 MotoGP championship.

Martin’s future with Pramac appears uncertain, as indicated by comments from team boss Gino Borsoi, who suggested that Martin’s time with the team may be drawing to a close.

When approached for comment on his future plans, Martin chose to extend his congratulations to Aldeguer, highlighting their shared journey as riders stepping into MotoGP with Pramac and factory bikes.

“I’m genuinely happy for Fermin; he’s a close friend of mine,” Martin expressed. “Our situations are quite similar—I too began my MotoGP journey with Pramac, riding a factory bike. Fermin’s talent is undeniable, as evidenced by his performances last season. As for my future, I believe it’s not the right time to discuss it. I’ve already proven myself on the track, and I trust that I have ample opportunity to showcase my abilities this year. My management team is actively working on securing the best path forward.”

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