Our commitment in Moto3
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.
ELF and Moto3
Unlike Moto2, Moto3 remains an open class, even though its regulations impose limits in terms of engine costs, electronics and tyre allocation.
Since 2020, Elf has been associated in the introductory Grand Prix class with the KTM Tech 3 team, which is once again fielding two young riders in 2023: the Italian Filippo Farioli and the Spaniard Daniel Holgado. With engine capacity limited to 250cc, Moto3 requires a great deal of precision in terms of engine settings.
250 cccapacity of a Moto3 class bike
16 to 28age of Moto3 riders
3number of manufacturers competing (KTM, Honda, Husqvarna)
The 2023 stakes
With the three strongest riders from the 2022 Moto3 season; Izan Guevara, Sergio Garcia and Dennis Foggia all moving up to Moto2, the introductory Grand Prix class is being extensively renewed. Ayumu Sasaki, who finished fourth in last year's championship, is obviously hoping to take the title back to Japan. To do so, he will have to thwart the ambitions of Jaume Masia, who joins the Leopard team this year. If he has so far lacked consistency, the Spaniard could take advantage of this change to achieve his full potential - something he has so far not yet managed to do. Deniz Öncü, who has joined Ajo, leaving his place at Tech 3 to Daniel Holgado, could also be one of the surprises of the 2023 season.
The Turkish rider, who is still chasing after his first win, has the talent and skills to challenge for the world title. Tatsuki Suzuki and Diogo Moreira will also be two riders to watch this year. Romano Fenati, back in the Moto3 class, could equally upset the odds. Amongst the newcomers, we will obviously be following the progress of the two best riders of the 2022 Rookies Cup: the Spaniard Jose Antonio Rueda and the Dutchman Collin Veijer. Rueda also won the Junior World Championship ahead of David Salvador, who will also make his Moto3 debut this season with the CIP team. Once again this year, there will only be ten Hondas present on the Moto3 grid. With twenty bikes, KTM will fill two thirds of the grid, with machines that will also carry Husqvarna, GasGas and CFMoto branding.