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Sachsenring Moto3: KTM rookie Acosta scores fourth win of 2021

Ajo KTM’s Pedro Acosta returned to winning ways in Moto3 to strengthen his championship lead with victory in the German Grand Prix after a last-lap duel with Dennis Foggia.

Barcelona Moto3: Garcia wins amid last-lap red flag

Aspar’s Sergio Garcia won a chaotic Moto3 Catalan Grand Prix as the race was red-flagged at the end for a multi-rider collision.

Late Dupasquier’s Moto3 team vows to continue in his honour

The late Jason Dupasquier’s Prustel GP Moto3 squad has vowed to continue racing in his honour following the 19-year-old’s tragic death last weekend.

Moto3 rider Dupasquier dies after Mugello qualifying crash Mugello
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Moto3 rider Dupasquier dies after Mugello qualifying crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier has tragically died from injuries sustained in a horror crash at the end of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello on Saturday.

Mugello Moto3: Foggia fends off Masia to take narrow win

Leopard’s Dennis Foggia fended off Jaume Masia by 0.036 seconds to claim his first win of 2021 in a thrilling Moto3 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Moto3 rider Dupasquier in “very serious condition” after crash

Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier is said to be in a “very serious condition” in hospital following a horrible crash in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Le Mans Moto3: Garcia wins wet race, Acosta extends points lead

Sergio Garcia dominated a wet Moto3 French Grand Prix ahead of Filip Salac, as Pedro Acosta recovered to eight after an early crash to extend his championship lead.

Jerez Moto3: KTM rookie Acosta scores third straight win

Pedro Acosta claimed an historic third Moto3 victory in the Spanish Grand Prix while chaos erupted at the final corner of a dramatic Jerez race.

Moto3 star Acosta’s “old-school” style “not normal” for a rookie
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Moto3 star Acosta’s “old-school” style “not normal” for a rookie

Star Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta has an “old-school” approach “not normal” for a young grand prix rider nowadays, according to Ajo Motorsport team boss Aki Ajo.

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The "old-school" Moto3 rookie taking MotoGP by storm

With two wins and a second place from his first three races in Moto3, Pedro Acosta has marked himself out as a MotoGP star of the future. And although the man charged with his development is eager to downplay it, there are plenty of similarities with a certain six-time MotoGP world champion...

Portimao Moto3: Acosta wins last-lap duel to take points lead

Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta has taken a commanding championship lead after winning a thrilling last-lap Portuguese Grand Prix duel by 0.051 seconds from Dennis Foggia.

McPhee apologises for punch-up after Doha Moto3 crash

Petronas Sprinta Moto3 rider John McPhee has issued an apology for fighting with Jeremy Alcoba following a crash late on in the Doha Grand Prix.

Doha Moto3: KTM's Acosta charges from pitlane to win

Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta claimed his maiden victory in a chaotic Doha Grand Prix having started from pitlane, the Ajo KTM rider fending off Darryn Binder by 0.039 seconds.

Seven riders hit with pitlane starts for irresponsible riding

Seven Moto3 riders, including Qatar Grand Prix podium finisher Pedro Acosta, have been slapped with pitlane starts for Sunday’s Doha GP for irresponsible riding in Friday practice.

Qatar Moto3: Masia wins wild season opener in Ajo KTM 1-2

Jaume Masia won a thrilling Moto3 Qatar Grand Prix on his KTM Ajo debut, fending off rookie teammate Pedro Acosta and Darryn Binder on the run to the line.

Moto2/Moto3 test venue changed to create 'safe' pre-season

The 2021 Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season tests have been moved from Jerez to Qatar in mid-March in a bid to “create the safest and most efficient” pre-season programme.

The grand prix motorbike oil that's available in the shops

When you consider racing machinery, be it cars or bikes, it’s very easy to overlook the sheer quantity of mechanical parts moving in unison to drive it forward. Those parts are often machined from metal and are designed undergo extreme forces on the racetrack – and as a result, also get incredibly hot and are susceptible to wear.

Moto2, Moto3 entry lists revealed for 2021 season

Full entry lists for both the 2021 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons have been revealed, confirming the full rider line-ups for both MotoGP's support classes for the coming season.

Portimao Moto3: Arenas wins title in thrilling decider

Albert Arenas won the Moto3 title in a thrilling three-way title decider at Portimao against rivals Ai Ogura and Tony Arbolino, as Raul Fernandez scored a dominant win.

Valencia Moto3: Arbolino win sets up three-rider title battle

Snipers Honda’s Tony Arbolino won the Valencia Grand Prix to set up a three-rider Moto3 title finale in Portugal, with Albert Arenas’ championship lead now seven points after finishing fourth.

European Moto3: Fernandez wins as Arenas is disqualified

Raul Fernandez took his maiden win in a dramatic Moto3 European Grand Prix in which championship leader Albert Arenas was disqualified following an early crash.

Teruel Moto3: Masia takes Honda's 800th win in thriller

Leopard’s Jaume Masia won a thrilling Teruel Grand Prix to claim back-to-back Moto3 Aragon wins, as Albert Arenas extended his championship lead despite missing the podium.

Aragon Moto3: Masia wins thriller, Arenas extends points lead

Jaume Masia won a thrilling Moto3 Aragon Grand Prix from 17th in the grid for Leopard Honda, as Aspar’s Albert Arenas extended his championship lead despite finishing seventh.

Le Mans Moto3: Vietti wins to reignite title bid, McPhee crashes

Valentino Rossi protégé Celestino Vietti snatched victory in the Moto3 French Grand Prix to reignite his title hopes, while John McPhee’s challenge took a huge dent with another crash.

Barcelona Moto3: Binder wins as title rivals clash

Darryn Binder grabbed his maiden Moto3 win in a dramatic Catalan Grand Prix in which championship rivals John McPhee and Albert Arenas collided.

Misano Moto3: Fenati delivers first win for Husqvarna

Romano Fenati snatched his first Moto3 win in a year in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the scene of the controversial Moto2 incident which stalled his career in 2018.

Misano Moto3: McPhee wins from 17th as Arenas crashes out

John McPhee came from 17th on the grid to win a dramatic Moto3 San Marino Grand Prix to get back into championship contention after points leader Albert Arenas crashed.

Styria Moto3: Rossi protege Vietti scores first win

Valentino Rossi protege Celestino Vietti beat Tony Arbolino in the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring to claim his maiden Moto3 victory.

Red Bull Ring Moto3: Arenas snatches win from Masia

Albert Arenas stole victory from Jaume Masia at the penultimate corner of a chaotic Moto3 Austrian Grand Prix to extend his world championship lead.

Brno Moto3: Foggia wins, Arenas extends points lead

Leopard Racing’s Dennis Foggia prevailed in a tense battle in the Czech Grand Prix to claim his first win in Moto3, while Albert Arenas opened up his championship lead again.

Norris: Prosecco to blame for Moto3 podium bottle smash fail?

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris wonders if VR46 Moto3 rider Celestino Vietti slashing his hand while attempting to copy his champagne bottle ‘smash’ podium celebration at Jerez last weekend was due to it being prosecco.

Rossi in disbelief at VR46 riders' post-race "disaster"

Valentino Rossi has reacted to the “disaster” post-race for his VR46 Moto2 and Moto3 riders in the Andalusian Grand Prix, which included an embarrassing collision and a podium injury. 

Andalusia Moto3: Suzuki wins as Arenas crashes out

Tatsuki Suzuki claimed his second-ever Moto3 victory in the Andalusian Grand Prix at Jerez on Sunday, as championship leader Albert Arenas crashed out of the race.

Jerez Moto3: Arenas wins thriller, McPhee crashes out

Aspar rider Albert Arenas claimed his second consecutive victory of the 2020 Moto3 season at Jerez after prevailing in a thrilling fight with John McPhee and Tony Arbolino.

Breaking down Dorna’s €9m MotoGP financial aid package

Due to the enforced racing hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports has announced a financial package to sustain the paddock's many smaller outfits.

Qatar Moto3: Arenas takes KTM's 100th win by 0.053s

Albert Arenas clinched the first Moto3 win of the new decade and KTM’s 100th after beating John McPhee by 0.053 seconds in a thrilling Qatar Grand Prix.

Qatar Moto3: Suzuki takes first pole of 2020 by 0.008s

Tatsuki Suzuki clinched the first Moto3 pole of the new decade, after beating Raul Fernandez by 0.008 seconds in Qatar Grand Prix qualifying.

Qatar Moto3: Fernandez fastest in Friday practice

KTM Ajo’s Raul Fernandez led the opening day of running for the 2020 Moto3 season, after surging to top spot late on in FP2 for the Qatar Grand Prix.

Miller: 2019 "definitely" better than Moto3 runner-up season

Pramac Ducati rider believes the 2019 MotoGP season was “definitely” his most complete season in grand prix racing, even more so than ’14 when he fought for the Moto3 title.

Motorsport.com's Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2019, Part 1

Motorsport.com selects its top 20 bike racing competitors of 2019, with the first half of the countdown featuring riders from MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, World Superbike, national-level series and road racing.

Valencia Moto3: Garcia wins madcap red-flagged finale by 0.005s

EG0,0 rider Sergio Garcia took his maiden Moto3 victory in a chaotic season finale in Valencia, which was both delayed and red-flagged, as debutant Xavier Artigas starred.

Sepang Moto3: Dalla Porta beats Vietti to victory

Newly-crowned Moto3 champion Lorenzo Dalla Porta claimed victory in the penultimate round of the 2019 Moto3 season at Sepang, as a highside for Gabriel Rodrigo wiped the early leaders out of the race.

Australia Moto3: Dalla Porta seals title, Canet crashes out

Lorenzo Dalla Porta capitalised on an early crash for Aron Canet to wrap up the 2019 Moto3 title at Phillip Island on Sunday.

Motegi Moto3: Dalla Porta wins as title rivals crash

Lorenzo Dalla Porta made a huge step towards the 2019 Moto3 title by taking victory at Motegi, while his two nearest rivals in the points, Aron Canet and Tony Arbolino, crashed.

Thailand Moto3: Arenas beats Dalla Porta, Canet taken out

Angel Nieto rider Albert Arenas beat Lorenzo Dalla Porta to win a thrilling Moto3 race in Thailand as Aron Canet had a drama for the third time in four races.

Fenati joins Biaggi's Moto3 team for 2020

Romano Fenati will contest an eighth season of Moto3 with the Max Biaggi-owned Max Racing Team outfit next year.

Moto2 grid cut to 30 bikes for 2020 season

Team entry lists have been issued for the 2020 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons, with the intermediate class dropping to a full-time contingent of 15 two-bike teams next year.

Pawi to drop down to Moto3 next season

Moto3 race winner Khairul Idham Pawi will drop back down to the lightweight class next season with the Petronas Sprinta Racing squad.

Aragon Moto3: Canet fights back with dominant win

Aron Canet took a dominant Moto3 victory on home soil at Aragon as his championship rivals Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Tony Arbolino both struggled.

Bezzecchi joins VR46 Moto2 team for 2020

Valentino Rossi protege Marco Bezzecchi will move across to join his mentor's VR46 team for the 2020 Moto2 season alongside Luca Marini.

Misano Moto3: Suzuki takes maiden win, drama for Canet

SIC58 rider Tatsuki Suzuki scored his maiden victory in Moto3 in a thrilling race at Misano as title contender Aron Canet suffered a bike failure.

Moto3 points leader Dalla Porta seals Moto2 graduation

Lorenzo Dalla Porta, the current leader of the Moto3 points standings, will step up to Moto2 next season with the Italtrans squad.

Silverstone Moto3: Ramirez triumphs as Canet hits trouble

Leopard Racing's Marcos Ramirez scored his second Moto3 victory at Silverstone, beating Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Tony Arbolino, while title contender Aron Canet suffered a crash.

Canet steps up to Moto2 with Angel Nieto in 2020

Moto3 title contender Aron Canet will step up to the Moto2 class in 2020, after signing a one-year deal to join the Angel Nieto team.

Tech 3 follows KTM in pulling out of Moto2

The Tech 3 motorcycle racing team will follow its partner KTM in leaving the Moto2 class in 2020, and will instead set up a two-bike Moto3 operation.

Red Bull Ring Moto3: Fenati scores first win since return

Romano Fenati took the first win of his comeback Moto3 season at the Red Bull Ring, escaping into the distance after fighting off teammate Tony Arbolino.

KTM announces Moto2 exit, MotoGP extension

KTM has announced it will retain a factory MotoGP programme at least until the end of 2026, but will pull out of the intermediate Moto2 class as early as next year.

Brno Moto3: Canet takes points lead with win

Aron Canet took the Moto3 championship lead by winning at Brno after gaining three places on the last lap.

Sachsenring Moto3: Dalla Porta passes Canet for victory

Leopard Honda rider Lorenzo Dalla Porta took his first win of the 2019 Moto3 season following a last-lap move on title rival Aron Canet at the Sachsenring.

Assen Moto3: Arbolino scores win with last-lap move

Snipers rider Tony Arbolino became the first repeat winner of the 2019 Moto3 season after a last-lap overtake on Lorenzo Dalla Porta at Assen.