Born in Madrid, Spain on September 23rd, 1997, Augusto Fernández started to make a name for himself when he was crowned Junior European Champion in 2014, before competing in the Superstock 600 where he achieved a victory in the 2015 season. In 2016, he finished fifth of the FIM CEV Repsol Moto2™ championship, a result which got him a call from Speed Up to take his first steps in the Moto2™ Championship, starting at the 2017 Italian GP. Despite the 6 points scored, he did not find a motorcycle for 2018 and therefore returned to the FIM CEV Repsol Moto2™. However, the Pons HP 40 turned to him, during the Catalan GP, to replace Héctor Barberá. The Spaniard finished inside the top 8 three times, and even came close to the podium at the Japanese GP.
2019-2021: Rising Slowly but Surely in Moto2
The 2019 campaign was his big turning point, despite an initial injury that cost him in Argentina and Austin, a first podium at Jerez was followed by another at Le Mans, with a first victory at Assen. Two more victories followed as a title challenge loomed, but no podiums in the past six races left him out of the fight. For 2020 he started as one of the favourites in the title fight after filling the vacancy left by Álex Márquez at EG 0,0 Marc VDS. However, his performance was not as expected and he was 13th overall. No victories came in 2021 either but we did see him return to form in the latter half of the season, taking six podiums in the final nine races, closing the championship in fifth.
2022: The Year that Changed it All
His 2021 results were enough to earn a seat for 2022 at Red Bull KTM Ajo for his fourth full season in the Moto2 World Championship. With two pole positions, nine podiums including four wins and a total of 271,5 points, he was crowned World Champion in the season finale in Valencia.
2023: The Jump to MotoGP™
The newly crowned Moto2 World Champion will make his debut in MotoGP this year with GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3, alongside the experienced Pol Espargaro.