Over the San Marino Grand Prix weekend KTM signed the Spaniard to race for its GasGas Tech3 buyer staff, which is able to proceed to make use of the Austrian marque’s RC16.
The present Moto2 chief will probably be changed at KTM Ajo by fellow Spaniard Albert Arenas.
Fernandez, who’s at the moment competing in his sixth Moto2 season, signed a deal for one 12 months with an possibility on KTM’s facet to increase it for one more 12 months.
Fernandez joined KTM Ajo in Moto2 this 12 months to fill the void left by MotoGP graduates Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez.
After failing to complete on the rostrum within the first six races, he took his first win as a KTM rider in France after which added a hat-trick of wins over the summer season to take cost within the Moto2 championship, which opened the door to a MotoGP promotion.
On the time of writing Fernandez is the one rider lined up for a MotoGP debut in 2023 and he may properly be the one one.
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His Moto2 title rival Ai Ogura is an possibility to exchange Takaaki Nakagami at LCR Honda, though all indications level to Nakagami being retained for one more 12 months.
As soon as Fernandez’s MotoGP transfer has been confirmed, present GasGas Aspar rider Albert Arenas is about to exchange him alongside Pedro Acosta.
The 25-year-old Spaniard, who received the 2020 Moto3 title on a KTM bike, has struggled since his transfer to Moto2 in 2021 and has but to complete on the rostrum.
That led to Aspar informing him it is not going to retain his companies in 2023 to be able to make room for one of many staff’s present Moto3 riders, the Spaniards Izan Guevara and Sergio Garcia, who’re first and second within the championship.