Moto3 riders have two free practice sessions of 40 minutes, which determine the initial rankings. The riders who finish above 14th place in the combined standings for the first two practice sessions compete in a 15-minute qualification round (Q1). The four best times are admitted to the session bringing together the top 10 from the free standings for a further qualifying round (Q2), which determines the first 18 places on the grid. Each row is made up of three riders. To qualify, riders’ times must be 107% or less of the time recorded by the fastest finisher.
The FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship is modelled around the MotoGP and features 19 Grand Prix events across 16 countries. For each event, the distance ranges from 60 to 90km. Points are awarded on arrival for the top 15 riders based on the following scale: 25, 20, 16, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
The FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship gives the teams a certain level of freedom for developing their bikes. The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) sets specifications for each component of the future bike. They must be homologated and a maximum price is set for certain parts.
The bike must use a single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a maximum of 250cc. Each cylinder must have a maximum diameter of 81mm and a maximum speed of 13,500 rpm. The chassis build and design are not subject to restrictions. The electronic control unit is identical for all the bikes and the tires are supplied exclusively by Dunlop. Lastly, each rider can have only one bike.
- Capacity: 250cc
- Weight: minimum 152kg for the bike + the rider
- Sound limit: 115 dB/A
Number of entries
- 31 riders across 16 teams.
- At least 13 different nationalities are represented (Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey).