A new chapter is about to begin for the biggest and most successful step on the Road to MotoGP™ in 2022.
The FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship becomes the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship, thus recognising its status and position as a globally vital proving ground for young riders.
As a consequence, the former Moto3™ Junior class will also share its new name and identity with the series as a whole. As per the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, the FIM JuniorGP™ now takes its name from the most prominent competition (world level) within it, which is the Moto3™ category in the case of JuniorGP™. The Hawkers European Talent Cup and the Moto2™ European Championship, including the Superstock category, will still have thier denominations under the umbrella of the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship.
The series also is ready to gain a new identity, with a new logo for the Moto3™ category – shared together with the Championship. The Hawkers European Talent Cup and the Moto2™ European Championship also begin this new chapter with a fresh identity for each.
Over nearly a quarter of a century, JuniorGP™ has played a key role in the recognition and development of riders who have gone on to set records, such as the eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), 2020 MotoGP™ Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and 2021 MotoGP™ Champion Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP).
More than 80% of Grand Prix riders have stpped in the series throughout their Road to MotoGP™, rising to over 90% for the Moto3™ grid. With its new name and identity, the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship will continue fostering talent as its 25th year begins.
The new era is set to begin in 2022 and will provide fun and grids full of talent. We can’t wiat to get it started.