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“End of an era for now…” - Rory Skinner bids premature farewell to Moto2

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Rory Skinner, American Racing, 2023 Moto2, Valencia Moto2, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, portrait [Gold & Goose]

Rory Skinner says he is happy to have brought an end to his time in the Moto2 World Championship to a close with another solid finish in the Valencia Moto2.

The Scot faces an uncertain future after having his two-year deal to compete in the intermediate grand prix category reneged upon by the American Racing team after just a single season.

Motivated by the eye-catching form of Marcos Ramirez, who produced a series of strong results - including a podium in the Malaysian Moto2 - upon joining the team to replace Skinner’s original team-mate Sean Dylan Kelly, Skinner was forced to make way for the Spaniard for 2024 too.


The decision brings a sour end to an already difficult rookie campaign in Moto2, ex-BSB rider Skinner finding the going tough in the hugely competitive series surrounded by riders who have significantly more experience on the grand prix circuits. 

“I felt like I rode quite well over the course of the weekend; I struggled a bit with rear grip in the race and some of the sessions but I’m happy to have brought it home in the last race of the year and I felt like I rode a good race, having some battles. 

“I made a small mistake on lap three or four which set me back a bit but it’s the end of an era for now. Thanks to the American Racing Team for 2023.”

Skinner breached the points on one occasion during the season, finishing 12th in the rain-affected Australian Moto2 at Phillip Island.

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