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Portimao Moto3: Rookie Acosta wins last-lap duel to take commanding 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: Acosta converts pitlane start to maiden victory by 0.039s

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

Seven riders hit with pitlane starts for Moto3 Doha GP

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 thriller as rookie Acosta stuns in second

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

Qatar Moto3 test: Masia fastest as rookies impress

Jaume Masia ended the final Moto3 pre-season test of 2021 fastest of all, leading impressive rookie Ajo KTM team-mate Pedro Acosta in Qatar.

Moto3 Portugal: Arenas takes title in dramatic finale, Fernandez wins race

Aspar's Albert Arenas won the 2020 Moto3 world championship in a dramatic Portuguese Grand Prix finale as Raul Fernandez dominated for the race victory on his Ajo KTM

Valencia Moto3: Arbolino wins to set up three-way title decider

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 disqualified after early collision

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 Aragon thriller

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

Aragon Moto3: Masia wins Aragon thriller from 17th, 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

French Moto3: VR46 rider Vietti wins to reignite title hopes as 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

Catalan Moto3: Binder wins as title rivals McPhee and Arenas collide

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

Emilia Romagna Moto3: Fenati takes victory with last-lap pass

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

Moto3 San Marino: McPhee charges to victory as points leader Arenas crashes

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

Moto3 Styria: VR46's Vietti beats Arbolino to secure maiden victory

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

Austria Moto3: Arenas steals win from Masia in chaotic race

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

Moto3 Czech Republic: Foggia claims maiden win ahead of Arenas in Brno

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

Britain's John McPhee "proving" he can make Moto2 jump next year

Petronas Sprinta Moto3 rider John McPhee feels he is "proving the performance is there" to make the step to Moto2 in 2021

Moto3 Andalusia: Suzuki wins as points leader Arenas crashes heavily

Tatsuki Suzuki claimed his second-ever Moto3 victory after beating John McPhee in the Andalusian Grand Prix at Jerez on Sunday, as championship leader Albert Arenas crashed out

Moto3 Spain: Arenas prevails in thrilling Jerez encounter

Albert Arenas claimed his second consecutive victory of the 2020 Moto3 season after prevailing in a thrilling fight with John McPhee and Tony Arbolino in the Spanish Grand Prix

Moto3 Qatar: Aspar KTM rider Arenas wins thrilling season-opener

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

Suzuki beats Fernandez to first pole of 2020 Moto3 season in Qatar

Tatsuki Suzuki clinched the first Moto3 pole of the 2020 season after beating Raul Fernandez by 0.008 seconds in qualifying at Qatar

KTM Ajo's Fernandez heads Moto3 Friday practice at Qatar

KTM Ajo's Raul Fernandez led the opening free practice Friday for the 2020 Moto3 season, after surging to top spot late on in FP2 for the Qatar Grand Prix

Controversial rider Fenati gets eighth year in Moto3

Controversial rider Romano Fenati will join Max Biaggi's squad for his eighth season in Moto3 and his second since his ban from competing was lifted at the end of 2018

Iannone brothers to manage disgraced Moto3 rider Fenati

Aprilia MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone and his brother Angelo will manage the career of controversial Moto3 rider Romano Fenati from the San Marino Grand Prix

Shock debut Moto3 winner Oncu tipped for big MotoGP future

The 15-year-old who took a Moto3 win on his series debut last weekend has been tipped as a certain future MotoGP star by top riders

Banned Romano Fenati to return to Moto3 to 'start from zero'

Controversial grand prix rider Romano Fenati will be "starting from zero" when he reunites with the Marinelli Snipers team for a return to Moto3 in 2019

Jorge Martin beats Marco Bezzecchi to 2018 Moto3 championship

Jorge Martin clinched the 2018 Moto3 title with a race to spare after breaking away from the pack at Sepang for a dominant seventh victory of the season

Former MotoGP star Max Biaggi to run Moto3 team in 2019 season

Former MotoGP star and double World Superbike champion Max Biaggi will enter a team in the 2019 Moto3 world championship

Moto3 rider Kornfeil describes 'motocross jump' Le Mans crash save

Moto3 rider Jakub Kornfeil says his motocross skills helped him achieve an incredible save in last weekend's Le Mans race, when he launched into the air off another rider's bike

Leopard Honda rider Joan Mir seals Moto3 title at Phillip Island

Joan Mir wrapped up this year's Moto3 championship with two rounds to spare after taking his ninth victory of the season in a shortened Phillip Island race

Mahindra to pull out of Moto3 and priortise Formula E

Mahindra Racing will exit Moto3 as a manufacturer at the end of the 2017 season to focus its motorsport efforts on Formula E

Valentino Rossi's VR46 team ends win drought at Mugello in Moto3

Valentino Rossi's VR46 Moto3 outfit ended a 14-month wait for a victory in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, after Andrea Migno snatched his maiden lightweight class win by just 0.037 seconds

Danny Kent gets Moto3 lifeline with KTM after split with Moto2 team

KTM has handed 2015 Moto3 champion Danny Kent a career lifeline in the class, after he parted company with the Kiefer Moto2 squad

MotoGP promoter wants to create cup in UK to develop British riders

MotoGP promoter Dorna wants to establish a new class to foster young British talent in 2018

Moto3 rider John McPhee leaves Australia after October crash

Scottish rider John McPhee has left Australia, six weeks after being injured in a Moto3 crash at Phillip Island

Ducati considering entering Moto3, but not before 2018

A possible Moto3 project is on Ducati's radar, its sporting director Paolo Ciabatti says

Ex-MotoGP star Max Biaggi launches junior team with Mahindra

MotoGP and 500cc race winner Max Biaggi has launched a team to run Mahindra Moto3 machinery in junior classes in Europe

Rossi academy rider Francesco Bagnaia gets Aspar Ducati MotoGP test

Francesco Bagnaia from Valentino Rossi's rider academy will test one of Aspar Ducati's MotoGP bikes next month, following his Sepang Moto3 victory

McPhee stays in Australia for treatment after violent Moto3 crash

Scottish rider John McPhee will remain in Melbourne after injuring his thumb and lungs in Sunday's major accident in Moto3's Australian Grand Prix

Brad Binder wins 2016 Moto3 world championship at Aragon

KTM rider Brad Binder secured the 2016 Moto3 title with four races to spare, with a second-place finish at Aragon

Rossi's Moto3 team suspends rider Fenati for Austrian GP

Valentino Rossi's Moto3 team has suspended its lead rider Romano Fenati from Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix

Moto3 winglet ban brought forward and implemented immediately

The FIM Grand Prix Commission has decided to bring forward a ban on aerodynamic winglets in Moto3, with the devices now outlawed

Peugeot joins Moto3 field for 2016 with Mahindra

The Peugeot brand will return to top-level motorcycle racing in 2016 via a Moto3 project in collaboration with Mahindra

Danny Kent clinches 2015 Moto3 title at Valencia finale

Danny Kent wrapped up the 2015 Moto3 title with ninth at the season finale at Valencia, despite a sixth win of the season for rival Miguel Oliveira

Danny Kent's wait for 2015 Moto3 championship continues to finale

Danny Kent missed another opportunity to become the first Briton to claim a grand prix motorcycle racing world championship in 38 years after a seventh-place finish in Moto3 at Sepang

Crash for Danny Kent at Phillip Island keeps 2015 Moto3 title open

Danny Kent must wait at least another week to claim the 2015 Moto3 title after being caught up in a crash at Phillip Island

Alex Marquez beats Jack Miller to 2014 Moto3 title at Valencia

Alex Marquez clinched the Moto3 world championship in an enthralling Valencia finale, despite title rival Jack Miller winning the race

Moto3: Alex Marquez wants fair title decider with Jack Miller

Alex Marquez has called for a "fair" fight to end his Moto3 title battle with Jack Miller at Valencia on Sunday after the controversies of Sepang a fortnight ago

Moto3 title rivals Marquez, Miller in protest row

MotoGP race direction rejected two protests against Jack Miller and his Ajo team from Moto3 title rival Alex Marquez's Monlau outfit following Sunday's Sepang race

Jack Miller keeps 2014 Moto3 title battle with Alex Marquez open

Jack Miller kept his Moto3 title battle with Alex Marquez alive by taking second at Sepang while his rival was only fifth

Jack Miller trims Alex Marquez's Moto3 lead with Phillip Island win

Jack Miller trimmed five points back from Alex Marquez's Moto3 championship lead by claiming a home win in an extraordinary finish at Phillip Island

Alex Marquez stretches Moto3 lead after dramatic last lap in Japan

Alex Marquez, brother of MotoGP world champion Marc, extended his Moto3 lead over Jack Miller to 25 points with three races to go after a dramatic last lap at Motegi

Alex Marquez takes Moto3 championship lead after Miller crash

Alex Marquez, brother of MotoGP world champion Marc, moved into the Moto3 championship lead after a controversial tangle with rival Jack Miller at Aragon

Valentino Rossi retains Romano Fenati for his VR46 Moto3 team

Valentino Rossi will retain Romano Fenati for his VR46 Moto3 team into 2015

Wayne Gardner's son Remy to make GP racing debut in Moto3

Remy Gardner, the son of 1987 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner, will make his grand prix racing debut at Misano this weekend after receiving a late call-up in Moto3

Valentino Rossi's VR46 Moto3 team splits with boss Vito Guareschi

Valentino Rossi has reshuffled the management of his VR46 Moto3 team, with ex-Ducati MotoGP team boss Vito Guareschi departing

Moto3 leader Jack Miller in contract row amid MotoGP move talk

Moto3 leader Jack Miller is at the centre of a contract row over his future, amid rumours of a fast-track move into MotoGP

Argentina Moto3: Valentino Rossi's team takes controversial first win

Valentino Rossi's Moto3 team took a controversial first victory with Romano Fenati at Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina