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Fernandez joins EG 0,0 Marc VDS for 2020

The 22-year-old Spaniard replaces the seat vacated by Alex Marquez in Moto2™ for the upcoming campaign

After enjoying a fantastic season in which he scored five podiums and three victories, the 22-year-old Spanish rider Augusto Fernandez joins EG 0,0 Marc VDS to join Sam Lowes for the 2020 season. 

Despite missing two rounds through injury last season, Fernandez shone to finish P5 in the overall standings, collecting 207 points with his three victories coming in Assen, Silverstone and Misano. Now, one of the sport's brightest prospects joins the reigning Moto2™ Champions to replace MotoGP™-bound Alex Marquez. 

Augusto Fernandez: "I'm really happy for the opportunity that Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS has given me to become part of their big family. It is a dream come true to continue growing in a great team like this. My objective is to give the maximum and to work very hard to fight for victories and have the opportunity to fight for the World Championship. I want to thank Marc van der Straten, the team and the sponsors who have shown great faith in me. I promise to do everything in my power not to disappoint them and to repay their confidence with good results."

Marc Van der Straten, EG 0,0 Marc VDS Team Owner: "I'm very happy to announce the addition of Augusto Fernandez to our team. This year he has proven to be one of the best riders on track. He has been able to fight and win against more experienced riders. We are convinced of his talent and possibilities to continue fighting for the front positions. With his arrival, we complete a fantastic Moto2 team for 2020 with which we will continue dreaming and, above all, enjoying ourselves."

Joan Olivé, EG 0,0 Marc VDS Team Manager: "The choice of Augusto Fernandez to represent the colours of Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in 2020 is not random. His great performances throughout the season made us notice him and his name was among the possible additions in the future. As a vacancy arises in the team, it is our pride and pleasure to be able to incorporate a pilot of Augusto's stature into the team and with whom we hope to continue fighting for the top positions."

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