Fabio di Giannantonio storms back into contention for VR46 seat in 2024
The winner of the Qatar MotoGP, Di Giannantonio, has lost his Gresini Ducati ride to Marc Marquez and is currently without a job for 2024. However, his manager believes he could be in contention for the vacant VR46 seat, which is his last chance to remain in the premier class. Fermin Aldeguer, the teenage Moto2 talent, was initially VR46’s top choice to replace Luca Marini, but negotiations with Aldeguer have been difficult. Luca Boscoscura, owner of the Moto2 Speed Up team, wants to keep Aldeguer and the young Spaniard has an offer to join Pramac Ducati in 2025 if he stays in Moto2 for another season. Consequently, the door has now opened for Di Giannantonio to potentially join VR46. Despite the uncertainties surrounding his future, Di Giannantonio’s performance has been impressive, with a fourth-place finish in Indonesia, his first podium in Australia, and a victory in Qatar where he overtook championship leader Francesco Bagnaia.