Fernandez confirmed at Pons HP 40 for remainder of 2018

Spaniard will remain as the replacement rider for Hector Barbera in the frontrunning Moto2™ squad

After replacing Hector Barbera at the Catalan GP, Pons HP 40 have now confirmed that Augusto Fernandez will remain alongside Lorenzo Baldassarri for the remainder of 2018.

After gaining 10 positions and scoring points in Barcelona, the team say the 20-year-old Majorcan made a good impression and showed his talent riding an unkown Kalex for the first time - able to get on the pace straightaway.

Fernandez will be back out on track alongside Baldassarri at Assen on Friday.

"We're very happy to announce that Augusto Fernandez will remain one of our riders in what remains of 2018," says Sito Pons, Team Principal. "He's very young and has a lot of talent, and adapted very well to the team's way of working in Barcelona. He showed glimpses of what he's capable of and together we begin a great project that motivates us all. I'm sure we'll see a good evolution and we'll enjoy good results."

"I'm delighted to be able to continue with the team and keep working with them," says Fernández. "I want to thank them for the confidence they have and the opportunity. I'm really eager to get to Assen and see the team now!"