Danny Kent has secured an extension of his contract with the Tech 3 team to race for another year in Moto2. The 19-year-old Englishman has made sufficient progress in the difficult transition between Moto3 and Moto2 - switching to a bike with nearly twice the weight and twice the horsepower - to convince the Tech 3 team to extend his contract.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Brno:
Rins claims third consecutive pole position
Winner of the last two races, Alex Rins to start from head of grid on Sunday. Alex Marquez places sixth despite qualifying crash.
Repsol Media Service - Czech Republic, Brno Circuit - Saturday 24/08/2013
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Indianapolis:
Fourth pole for Alex Rins, acompanied by Alex Marquez
Repsol Moto3 riders head qualifying session. Alex Rins to start from pole for fourth time this season, followed by Alex Marquez.
Repsol Media Service - United States, Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday 17/08/2013
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Assen:
Front row for Redding and third row for Kallio at Assen
Assen, The Netherlands - 28 June 2013: Scott Redding will start from the front row of the grid for the sixth time this season, after qualifying in third position for tomorrow's Moto2 Dutch TT at Assen. Mika Kallio put in his best qualifying performance since the opening race in Qatar to secure eighth position on the grid for tomorrow's 23-lap race.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races at Jerez:
Vinales wins Moto3 in Jerez to lead championship points after Round 3
KTM rider Maverick Vinales was declared winner of the MotoGP Moto3 Rd. 3 when the race was red flagged after lap 15 depriving second placed Luis Salom of the Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Team the chance to tackle him for victory in the closing stages.
While the Tech 3 MotoGP effort has been well-funded due to the team's association with energy drink brand Monster Energy, the team's Moto2 bikes have been relatively unadorned. With the departure of Belgian rider Xavier Simeon, and the loss of backing from Belgian TV station RTL, Tech 3's Moto2 effort looked to go with little backing for 2013.
The rider line up for the 2013 Moto2 season:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the races on Sunday at Phillip Island:
Cortese takes fifth Moto3 GP victory in Phillip Island; KTM’s Sissis finishes third
Moto3 World Champion Sandro Cortese of Germany rode another masterly race on Sunday for his fifth win of the inaugural season in the new class of MotoGP in an incident filled race that saw his young Australian Red Bull KTM Ajo factory teammate Arthur Sissis on the podium in third behind Portugal’s Miguel Oliviera.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the thrilling races at Sepang:
Sandro Cortese and KTM win first ever Moto3 World Championship title
Sandro Cortese of Germany and the Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team won the first ever Moto3 World Championship title on Sunday at the Malaysian Grand Prix to write another chapter in KTM’s successful history of always being Ready to Race.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Sepang:
Second row for Oliveira
Repsol rider will start Malaysian GP from fifth, one row ahead of eighth placed Álex Rins. Álex Márquez takes twenty-fourth after a light crash when pushing for top ten.