In the Moto3 category, hardly any team remains unchanged for the coming season. Jaume Masia really wanted to move up to Moto2, but Leopard is going to Honda. The Ajo and Tech3 teams are competing with new drivers.
The Red Bull KTM-Ajo team competes with Jaume Masia and Daniel Holgado in the Moto3 World Championship in the 2022 season. But the current world championship fourth Jaime Masia (two wins this season, three second places) is switching to Leopard-Honda for 2023, where Dennis Foggia’s move to the Italtrans Moto2 team will provide an attractive spot.
That’s why next season’s Moto3 World Championship will see two new riders being used in Aki Ajo: Deniz Inaku, whose twin brother Ajo can already win the Valencia GP as debutante in the rain in Ajo 2018, as well as Jr. World Champion and also Red Bull Rookies. Cup leader Jose Antonio Rueda.
In the Moto2 class, Aki Ajo will replace World Championship leader Augusto Fernandez, who will join the GASSGAS factory team in the MotoGP class.
Albert Arenas, who won the Moto3 World Championship at KTM in the Aspar team in 2020 and is fighting a second Moto2 season in 2022 (now on GASSGAS), will assume the position.
Last year’s Moto3 world champion Pedro Acosta (six GP victories from last year) lives for a second season with the Red Bull-KTM-Ajo squad, which has already amassed more than 100 GP victories.
The Red Bull KTM Tech3 Moto3 team will also turn inside out: only 17-year-old Daniel Holgado in 2023 (he was third in the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2021) and Italian Filippo Farioli with a 250cc four-stroke-race GP single-cylinder machines.
Farioli is the nephew of the Italian KTM importer. He is now fourth in the GASGAS, an Aspar junior team in the JuniorGP series (formerly the Junior World Championships), after Jose Antonio Rueda (Honda), David Salvador (Husqvarna) and Azman Sirifuddin (Honda). Farioli won the JuniorGP race two weeks earlier as part of the Misano GP.