The Moto2 market is also now open, Team Pons the first to make a move by hiring Aron Canet for the 2022-2023 seasons. An important change for the young Spanish talent, who has ridden the Team Aspar Speed Up for two years and will now move to the Kalex.
Pons: "Canet still has room to improve"
"We are very happy to announce the signing of Arón Canet for the next two seasons. Arón is a rider who is showing his talent in a highly competitive category such as Moto2, being one of the most outstanding riders and at the same time with more projection, as he is very young”, comments team principal Sito Pons. “He is runner-up in the Moto3 world championship and has the experience of having fought for a championship already, and together with the experience of our team, we will give him the tools so that we can fight to be world champions. We will surely enjoy many successes”.
Aron Canet is excited: "There is still a long 2021 season to try to fight for many victories, but I am happy to know that next year I will be part of the Pons Racing team. I want to thank both Sito and the team sponsors for the opportunity they give me. After these two seasons with Team Aspar, I think the time has come to part our ways. I take this opportunity to thank them for giving me the opportunity to debut together and I want to finish this season in the best possible way to give the entire Team Aspar family the satisfaction they deserve. I can't wait to face the new challenges next season will bring us."
Canet currently lies seventh in the standings with 55 points. He has scored two podium so far in 2021, in Portugal and Germany.
Translated by Heather Watson