Standing Construct Honda MXGP have signed leading Italian privateer Alberto Forato as their latest signing for the forthcoming 2024 MXGP season.
The 23-year-old prodigy is gearing up to tackle the highly anticipated 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship aboard a Honda CRF450R alongside Pauls Jonass.
Forato initially made a significant impact on the global stage in 2013 in the European Championship EMX150 class, clinching the championship runner-up title while riding a Honda CRF150. Since then, his exceptional talent has propelled him through the ranks.
Embarking on his 450 career in 2021, known affectionately as “Alby,” he has consistently showcased improvement each year. Following an 18th overall finish in his maiden full season in MXGP, he made impressive strides, securing an 11th-place finish in 2022.
Continuing his upward trajectory, the charismatic #303 achieved four top-five race finishes in 2023, including a thrilling third-place finish in Race 1 at his home Grand Prix in Maggiora.
“I’m happy to be back with the Honda family and to join the Standing Construct Honda MXGP team,” expressed Forato. “It’s so important to have a solid team behind you and a strong bike, so I’m really looking forward to the new challenge and seeing what we can do in 2024.”
Team Manager Tim Mathys concluded, “We are pleased to welcome Alberto Forato to the team for the 2024 MXGP season. We’ve been watching him in MXGP over the past two years, and his progress has been nothing short of impressive. He will be a great addition to our team, and we look forward to seeing what he, together with Pauls Jonass, can achieve!”