Moto2 Teenager Has Unexpected “Firm Offer” from Repsol Honda
Published: 2nd November 2023
In their desperate search for a Marquez replacement, Repsol Honda is venturing out into Moto2. Here’s which upcoming star they want to sign.
Marc Marquez’s decision to make the switch to Ducati for the 2024 MotoGP season has left a vacant seat for next year at Repsol Honda
Upon rumors of Miguel Oliveira and Fabio Di Giannantonio being on the Japanese’s list, DAZN’s Ricardo Jové throws an unexpected name into the mill – Fermin Aldeguer.
The Spaniard has been on a high of form in recent weeks and had been linked with a possible exit from his current team at SpeedUp all season long.
Jovè confirmed on Twitter: “Today I can confirm this information, and we can already take for granted that Fermin Aldeguer has a firm offer from HRC to accompany Joan Mir in 2024/25.”
Hoy he confirmado esta información, y ya podemos dar por hecho que Fermin Aldeguer tiene oferta en firme de HRC para acompañar a Joan Mir en 2024/25. Me consta que su prioridad es Moto2, cosa que apoyo, pero como es normal trenes como este pasan pocas veces. Tendrá de decidir.— Ricard Jové (@RicardJove) November 2, 2023
The Spaniard explains in a reply to a user that Aldeguer has received an offer for a one-year contract with an option for a second season with Honda.
Aldeguer who turned 18 this year is currently in his third season in Moto2 and had been going through some rough times before finding his mojo on his Boscoscuro Moto2 bike in recent weeks.
HRC’s offer comes at a time when Fabio Di Giannantonio is heavily linked to the vacant seat next to Joan Mir and the Japanese manufacturers looks to find a Marquez replacement before the end-of-season test at Valencia.
In a time when Honda is struggling to be anywhere near the top of the class, bringing in a young, inexperienced rider like Aldeguer, who, although showcasing a lot of talent at just 18 years old, had his ups and downs in Moto2, seems more like a gamble than a clever business decision ahead of one of the most important seasons for the Japanese manufacturer.