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Dorna Sports, the MotoGP promoter, launched the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship in 2012. Based on the Motorcycle Grand Prix calendar, the Moto3 class is held alongside the MotoGP and Moto2 events.

Moto3: Junior motorcycle racing class

The FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship is all about renewal.

The Moto3 class traces its roots back to a previous and lower category in terms of engine capacity. The bikes are now fitted with a single-cylinder four-stroke 250cc engine rather than a two-stroke 125cc engine.

Looking beyond this purely technical change, the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship is also a showcase for new talents. With riders aged 16 to 28, the Moto3 class attracts upcoming young talents from around the world looking to develop their potential and take their first steps with a view to one day joining the iconic MotoGP. Globally, the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship is recognized as a major springboard for a career in the world of motorbike racing.

  • 250 cc
    capacity of a Moto3 class bike
  • 16 to 28
    age of Moto3 riders
  • 3
    number of manufacturers competing (KTM, Honda, Husqvarna)

ELF and KTM TECH 3: a new alliance

A renowned lubricant expert and a leading player in the motorsports world since 1967, ELF provides its know-how to its partner teams with a view to improving their engine’s performance and powering them to victory. In 2019, the brand linked up with the KTM Tech3 team, led by Hervé Poncharal, and took its first steps in Moto3 during the 2020 season. This new alliance has further strengthened the close relationship between KTM Tech 3 and ELF, building on their previous collaboration in the MotoGP class over many years. In the Moto3 class, the team competes with two bikes developed by the manufacturer KTM and ridden by Ayumu Sasaki, from Japan, and Deniz Öncü, from Turkey.

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