moto-2

▶ Aron Canet #44


  • Birth date: 30/09/1999 - Valencia - ES Age: 21
  • First Grand Prix: 2016 Moto3 Qatar GP
  • First victory: 2017 Moto3 Spanish GP
  • Last victory: 2019 Moto3 Aragon GP
  • First pole: 2016 Moto3 Valencia GP
  • First fast lap: 2016 Moto3 French GP
  • First podium: 2016 Moto3 Australian GP
  • Victories: 6
  • Podiums: 17
  • Poles: 5
  • Fast laps: 9
  • Best general result: 2nd Moto3 2019
  • GP best result: 77 (72 Moto3, 5 Moto2) (16/08)

▶ Biography

Aron Canet first got on a motorcycle with three years and since childhood he trained as a rider in the Circuit Ricardo Tormo school, the Cuna de Campeones. Little by little he was taking steps in this sport and in 2013 he went up to the PreMoto3 Spanish Championship, where he was champion with four victories in six races.

 

The Valencian rider went to FIM CEV in 2014, where he competed in the Moto3 category that season and in 2015. He fought for the title until the end and, with the third final position secured in his second year in the category, Canet was confirmed as a World Championship rider.

 

In his debut year at the World Championship, the Valencian was third in Australia, on his first visit to the Phillip Island circuit. In Valencia, at home, he also achieved his first pole and closed the season as the fifteenth ranked, with 76 points.

 

In 2017 he won three races (Spanish GP, Dutch GP and British GP) and a total of five podiums and two poles. The improvement was very prominent and he finished the season in third position, behind Joan Mir and Romano Fenati. In 2018, however, he was sixth, in a season that finished without victories and with four second places.

 

His last season in the small category has been, perhaps, the most outstanding of his career in the World Championship. The Valencian rider, who began his fourth season with only 19 years and with a new team and a new motorcycle, has fought at all times for the title of the category until a crash left him without options in the Australian Grand Prix. So far, three victories and seven podiums had kept him in the leading zone, but three zeros in the final races of the year prevented him from keeping the battle alive until Valencia.

 

Canet now faces his debut in the Moto2 category with the Ángel Nieto Team and with a Speed ​​Up chassis with which he hopes to continue growing and fighting for outstanding results in a team “close and with a family environment”, as he explained when the signing with the team was announced. “I am happy to be part of the Angel Nieto Team, a team that has won world titles and has won many victories and even more podiums. They have a lot of experience and can give me a lot of advice and give me a lot in my sports career,” he added. A new adventure begins for both a Valencian rider and a Valencian team who aspire to fight for everything in 2020.