Jeremy Alcoba joins Moto2 with a strong Moto3 record and a reputation for being a bad boy.
I think it’s safe to say John McPhee will be happy that Alcoba has moved up from Moto3 after various clashes between the two in 2021 including their infamous gravel trap scrap at Qatar.
Jeremy Alcoba is fast and incredibly talented, proving this many times over the years including winning the 2019 Moto3 Junior World Championship with the Laglisse team after switching from the Monlau Estrella Galicia 0,0 Team who had gifted him his first Moto3 World Championship start when he was 16-years-old.
Monlau continue to support Alcoba in 2022 with the pair recently extending their relationship to 9 years.
Alcoba has spent the last 6 seasons riding Moto3 machinery after making his Moto3 Junior World Championship debut in 2016 at 14-years-old with a podium in his first-ever race. He would stay there for four seasons and regularly challenged for the top 5 of the championship before eventually taking the title in 2019.
When he turned 16 the Monlau squad pushed Jeremy to do some wildcards in the World Championship in 2018 and he completed three races scoring zero points but gaining the valuable experience required to elevate his riding ability to be able to take the Junior World Championship in 2019.
These results would catch the attention of the Gresini squad who would hire him to replace the injured Gabriel Rodrigo for multiple rounds in 2019, the Spaniard picked up his first points in the World Championship at Silverstone and secured himself a contract with Gresini for 2020 and 2021.
Alcoba is a regular visor to Parc Ferme.
From the get go in the world championship Alcoba proved to be a force and he rarely finished outside of the top 10 as a Moto3 rookie even securing his first piece of silverware at the season finale in Portimao alongside the rookie of the year title, he looked to be a title contender in 2021.
2021 didn’t exactly go to plan despite taking home a multitude of front row starts and two podiums, Alcoba would gain a reputation as being fiery on the race track causing friction with other riders, especially John McPhee with the pair taunting one another throughout the season.
A number of zero points scoring finishes meant he came home with 1 point less than 2020 but showed he had the speed to achieve for more in the class, however has decided to make the step up to Moto2 for 2022 for a new challenge and new rivals to battle on track.
With the Moto2 class looking more suited to his aggressive riding style we could see him flourish with the IntactGP squad.
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