The Aruba.it Racing WSSP team is pleased to announce the signing of Adrian Huertas.
The Spanish rider, born in Madrid on August 21, 2003, will defend the colors of the team in the 2024 World Supersport Championship aboard the Ducati Panigale V2. He will take the place of Nicolò Bulega, current WorldSSP leader, who from next year will be Alvaro Bautista‘s team-mate in the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati WorldSBK team in WorldSBK.
Huertas entered the SuperSport 300 Championship when he was only 16 years old, and after a first season of apprenticeship, he became World Champion in his second year, with 6 victories and 8 podiums in the 16 races held. Then, in 2022, the promotion to the SuperSport World Championship and a steady growth has led him, in the current season, to end up very close to the podium (P4) three times in the last four rounds.
Stefano Cecconi (Aruba.it Racing-Ducati Team Principal)
“We enthusiastically welcome Adrian Huertas. We have high trust in his talent and we are sure that he can give us great satisfaction. We appreciate the determination he showed in accepting our proposal: it confirms the quality of the project that started two years ago when we decided to embark with Feel Racing on the adventure of the Supersport World Championship. We consider the Aruba.it Racing WSSP team a sort of Junior team through which we develop young riders who can then continue their careers in the official WorldSBK team, as it happened to Nicolò Bulega who will be on the Ducati Panigale V4R next season. Adrian is unanimously considered one of the best up-and-coming riders in the WorldSBK paddock and we expect him to keep growing and achieve important results”.
“I am really very happy to have reached this agreement. Racing for the Aruba.it Racing team is a big privilege for me. I have a goal: to be the first rider to win the World Championship in all three categories. I have already succeeded in the SuperSport 300 and I believe that the Aruba.it Racing WSSP team is definitely the best choice to continue believing in this goal. Becoming a Ducati rider is also a dream coming true for me. Since I was a child I have always supported Ducati and now I will have the chance to race with the Panigale V2. For this, I want to thank my family, my friends, my sponsors, and everyone who has supported me even in the most difficult moments. And obviously a big thank you to Aruba.it Racing and Feel Racing for giving me this chance”.