Fermin Aldeguer is reportedly very close to joining Mooney VR46 Ducati in MotoGP, but staying in Moto2 could lead to a Pramac seat in 2025.
There is a battle brewing within the Nieto family as both Pablo and Fonsi are vying to convince Moto2 star Aldeguer to join their respective teams. Pablo Nieto manages Valentino Rossi’s Mooney VR46 outfit and it seems that Aldeguer is close to joining them to replace Luca Marini, who is moving to Repsol Honda. AS reports that a deal could be reached as early as today, but Fonsi, who is a part of the Pramac Ducati team, has thrown a late wrench into the situation. Aldeguer has apparently been speaking to Pramac Ducati about joining them on a factory bike in 2025, which would mean staying in Moto2 for another season. However, it is still likely that Aldeguer will be the rider to replace Marini. Fonsi has been seen talking to Aldeguer in the Lusail paddock, trying to convince him to stay in Moto2 for another season before moving up with Ducati in 2025. While Aldeguer is the primary option for Mooney VR46, Fabio Di Giannantonio is also being considered. However, it seems that Di Giannantonio is second on the team’s wishlist, which could mean a return to Moto2 or a move to WorldSBK for him next season.