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OFFICIAL - All Spanish GasGas Team: Augusto Fernandez in MotoGP

The Majorcan will team up with Pol Espargarò next season: "It's a dream, I want to go for the title in Moto2 to move to MotoGP in the best possible way"

MotoGP: OFFICIAL - All Spanish GasGas Team: Augusto Fernandez in MotoGP

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Now it's official: Augusto Fernandez will be in MotoGP next year and will wear GasGas colours in Hervé Poncharal's Tech3 team. The current leader of the Moto2 championship will team up with Pol Espargarò and with the announcement of his signing, the MotoGP line-up for next year is complete.

“Wow, this is amazing: to be able to make the jump to MotoGP with GasGas – said Augusto - I want to thank everyone in the racing structure around me for all their support since I signed with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team last year. I’m really happy. It’s a dream. We still have work to do in Moto2 and I want to go for the title and go to the MotoGP class – and this next challenge - in the best possible way.”

Hervé Poncharal, GasGas Factory Racing Team Principal, added: “I have been following Augusto for a few seasons now and we already discussed moving up to the higher class two years ago but he was not ready yet for the big jump. When we met again recently, it appeared very clear that he was prepared to come to MotoGP. I am excited about next season because our garage will have a mix of experience and youth through Pol and Augusto. They are both Spanish and will work in a positive and constructive way and this is what we have been looking for. Welcome to MotoGP Augusto, keep calm and focus on your Moto2 championship. We will be waiting for you in our garage on Tuesday following the Valencia GP for your first MotoGP test.”

Pit Beirer, GasGas Motorsports Director, commented: “Augusto completes a special ‘all-Spanish’ flavor for the first year of the GasGas story in MotoGP. He has worked great with Aki and his team, fought hard on the track and showed that he knows how to make the difference in a very close championship where we have seen quite a few different winners. We feel that he has done everything to earn his chance next to Pol in 2023 and to discover what MotoGP is all about. He is about to take the toughest step, where the competition is so strong, but we believe in him and he also believes in us and that’s the best reason to take a step forward.”

 

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