Rory Skinner will not see out the remainder of his two-year deal with American Racing in the Moto2 World Championship after being ousted by Marcos Ramirez for 2024.
The Scot made his full-time debut in the grand prix ranks with the John Hopkins-led team this season after a handful of wild-card outings in 2022, but has experienced a challenging campaign in the competitive category.
While Skinner’s two-year contract was intended to see him continue with the team into 2024 alongside the already confirmed Joe Roberts, American Racing have instead opted to replace him with Malaysian Moto2 podium winner Marcos Ramirez.
In a short statement posted to its Twitter profile upon confirming Ramirez, American Racing have vowed to help Skinner find an alternative option on the international stage in 2024.
The change of line-up has been motivated by a strong showing by Ramirez since joining the team in place of Sean Dylan Kelly mid-way through the season, peaking with his run to third in Sepang - American Racing’s first Moto2 podium since 2020.
Skinner scored his first Moto2 points with a run to 13th in the Australian Moto2 at Phillip Island last month.