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MotoGP rider-in-waiting Fermin Aldeguer eager to reward Ducati ‘faith’ after deal sealed

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Fermin Aldeguer has spoken of his gratitude towards Ducati Corse for putting its ‘faith’ in him to secure his promotion to the MotoGP World Championship next season.

The Spaniard has become the fourth rider to be confirmed to the 2025 MotoGP grid - as well as the first rookie - after Ducati confirmed he had penned a two-year deal to join the manufacturer, with a further two-year option beyond 2026.

His signing ahead of what is only Round 2 of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship (the Portuguese MotoGP) is seen as a sign of intent from Ducati to secure his signature as a way of mitigating a potential bidding over the 18-year old further down the line.


Despite failing to secure points in the Qatar season opener, Aldeguer remains a strong favourite for the 2024 Moto2 World Champion after a record-equalling run of four victories to round out last season, which lifted him to third in the final standings.

Though Ducati makes no mention of where he will fit into its line-up, speculation suggests he will land at Pramac Racing, which would give him a chance on the latest-spec machinery - which he describes as 'the best on the grid' - in 2025.

"I'm ecstatic to have this opportunity; 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."

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