Moto2: Aspar Returns To Moto2 Grid In 2019

Angel Nieto’s Aspar team will return to the Moto2 championship next season, carrying their existing partnership with KTM into the intermediate class.

Aspar will return to Moto2 in 2019 using KTM frames.

Aspar pulled out of Moto2 at the end of 2014 as the team decided they wanted to put all their efforts into the MotoGP and Moto3 team.

At this moment in time, there is no announcement on who will ride the Aspar KTM in Moto2, but that will be made clear in the next coming weeks.

The Aspar team has had a lot of success in the intermediate class, scoring a total of 31 wins, with an additional 115 podiums. They also were runner-up in 2002, 2003 and 2004 250cc championship with Fonsi Nieto, Sebastian Porto, and Bautista.

They also scored the runner-up spot in Moto2 when Julian Simon came home 70 points behind Toni Elias.

It was announced earlier this year that the Aspar MotoGP team would be taken over by the all-new Petronas Yamaha team, driven by Morbidelli and Quartararo.

Jorge Martinez ‘Aspar’ joined forces with KTM in Moto3 this season, already picking up a victory at the French round in May.

Aspar

The addition of the Moto2 team forms the steps into MotoGP, with a CEV and Moto3 team already running under Jorge’s name.

Along with this edition, Moto2 will see 2 new names in 2019 as current Moto3 title leader Bezzecchi will join Oettl in stepping up into Moto2.

2019 will also see the addition of the all-new Triumph 765cc engine, replacing the current CBR600RR.

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