Rumour: Factory KTM to sign Andrea Adamo for 2023?

Eighteen year old, Andrea Adamo has been one of the most improved riders in the Grand Prix paddock this year. The young Italian has been consistently battling for top five results in the MX2 World Championship and secured his first podium in Mantova at round two of the series this year – a day he’ll remember forever!

Considering how young he is and the speed he is showing this season it would be no surprise to see him land a factory ride for 2023 and sources in the paddock suggest he’ll be a full factory KTM rider next year.

The Factory KTM team are currently battling for the MX2 title with Tom Vialle who won the series in 2020 but he’s already signed a contract to move up to MXGP in 2023 which means they’ll be on the look out for at least one (possibly even two) riders to contest the MX2 World Championship next year.

Adamo would be a very good choice as he’s got a lot of potential and is still very young. The SM-Action team deserve a lot of credit in terms of rider development as after a few tough years for Maxime Renaux they helped guide him back to being a factory rider when the team ran Yamaha machinery and they’re having a similar impact on Andrea Adamo now running GasGas machinery.

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