Rory Skinner will be hoping to remain on the Moto2 grid in 2024 after having the final year of his two-year deal voided by the American Racing Team.
Despite a challenging rookie season in Moto2, Skinner was initially set to continue racing alongside Joe Roberts in the American Racing Team. However, both Skinner and Roberts were dropped from the team, with Roberts being replaced by Marcos Ramirez. With Skinner only scoring two points and Ramirez’s recent podium finish, the team made the surprising decision to remove Skinner from their lineup. As the 2024 Moto2 grid is filling up with limited competitive seats available, Skinner may have the opportunity to join the Speed Up Racing Boscoscuro team alongside Fermin Aldeguer, especially if Aldeguer moves up to MotoGP. Other options for Skinner include seats at Forward Racing, Fantic Racing, and the Yamaha VR46 Master Camp team alongside Ayumu Sasaki. If unable to secure a Moto2 ride, returning to the BSB series could be Skinner’s best option for staying competitive, albeit marking the end of his Grand Prix paddock aspirations.