Migno switches to Aspar for 2018 Moto3 season
Andrea Migno will join forces with the Aspar squad for next year's Moto3 season, making the switch from Sky Racing Team VR46.
Migno, 21, has spent his full-time career until now with mentor Valentino Rossi's VR46 operation, scoring his first two grand prix podiums last season and a first win this year at Mugello.
That victory stands as the only one for a KTM rider in 2017, a campaign dominated by Honda riders, the Italian lying sixth in the standings with five rounds to go.
He will continue to ride a KTM in 2018 as Aspar makes the switch to the Austrian marque in the wake of Mahindra's impending withdrawal from the championship.
"I am very happy to get this opportunity with the Aspar Team," said Migno. "I think it is a great chance for me, in a great team and with a KTM that will be at a high level.
"Everything is in place for us to be able to fight for big things. [Fellow VR46 Academy member] Pecco Bagnaia always told me good things about the team, I have faith in the Aspar Team and I am happy because this is a team that in the past has won many races and world titles.
"I am not setting objectives right now, just looking forward to putting in strong performances and running at the front. After the first races we will be able to set our targets."
Former lightweight class powerhouse Aspar has suffered a torturous campaign in the final season of its Mahindra tie-up, its best result so far having been an eighth place for Albert Arenas at Misano.
The Spanish rider lies 23rd in the points, while teammate Lorenzo Dalla Porta languishes in 31st.
2018 Moto3 line-up so far:
|Leopard Racing||Enea Bastianini|
|Estrella Galicia||Aron Canet|
|Sky Racing VR46|| |
|Aspar Team|| |
|Marinelli Rivacold Snipers||Tony Arbolino|
|SIC58 Squadra Corse|| |
|Platinum Bay||Jaume Masia|
|Schedl GP||Philipp Oettl|
|Prustel GP||Marco Bezzecchi|
Misano Moto3: Mahindra enjoys double top-10 finish
Aragon Moto3: Mir wins thrilling sprint by 0.043s