After announcing that he would leave Gresini Racing at the end of the season Filip Salac has confirmed that he will be joining the Marc VDS Racing Team next season.
It was speculated earlier in the week that Filip Salac leaving Gresini Racing at the end of the season would line him up to join the Marc VDS Racing Team because of Sam Lowes' departure. Now the Czech rider and Belgian team have confirmed that they will join forces in 2024.
Salac, who is in his second season in the Moto2 class, has had a breakout year so far. The young Czech rider is currently sixth in the Moto2 standings and has one podium to his name so far this season. With his move to a top team like Marc VDS Salac will most likely improve his results next year.
“It’s like a dream come true." said Filip Salac. "I have been watching races since I was a kid and I have always thought that Marc VDS was an amazing team where Tito Rabat, Franco Morbidelli and Alex Márquez won the title. And Jack Miller won in MotoGP in Assen. I have never forgotten these moments and that’s why joining Marc VDS has always been my target.
"Being such a strong and competitive team in every season, my ambition will be high. The target will be to stay regularly in the top five and take as many podiums as possible. There will be pressure as the team will provide me with the best material, experience, and effort. But it’s positive pressure to give repay the faith shown in me. I will try my best as I always do."