After months of fevered silly-season reports in MotoGP, it’s now the turn of the smaller classes, with Moto2 the target for Swiss former 125 champion Thomas Luthi after his unsuccessful MotoGP debut this year.
Last year’s Moto2 runner up is a candidate for an expanded Petronas/SIC squad, but has also approached the Dynavolt Exact squad with a view to replacing Xavi Vierge. The Spaniard is to replace his compatriot Joan Mir at the EG-VDS squad, when Mir moves to the Suzuki MotoGP team.
More news broke in Austria – that current evergreen veteran Mattia Pasini is set to lose his seat at the Italtrans team. Manager Robertino Pietri told Dorna that “we need some younger riders in the team, and hope to make an announcement soon.”
The candidate for the ride, Pietri confirmed, was current Moto3 race winner Enea Bastianini.
By Michael Scott