Moto3: Jaume Masia signs for Red Bull KTM Ajo, Migno to Snipers
Moto3 returns to action this weekend for the French Grand Prix, however, off track activity is well underway following two fresh 2021 announcements for the lower catagory.
Jaume Masia was announced to be leaving the Leopard Racing team for 2021 after current team-mate Dennis Foggia confirmed that he would remain with the team, while CEV championship leader, Xavi Artigas, will make his full-time debut on the World stage.
Masia will return to KTM machinery in 2021 as he replaces the outgoing Kaito Toba, who currently lies in a disappointing 19th position. The 2019 Qatar race winner remains unemployed as it stands.
19-year-old Masia will partner fellow Spaniard Raul Fernandez, who remains with Aki Ajo’s team for 2021.
Jaume Masia – 2021 Red Bull KTM AJO rider“Being part of Red Bull KTM Ajo is a great chance in terms of growth. Having people like Aki Ajo and KTM by my side is a remarkable source of support and, above all, a very good opportunity to develop as a rider. In terms of objectives, I think that being among the Top 3 is a realistic and achievable goal, but we will only know when next season starts and we can see where we are. It will be important to feel comfortable with the bike from the start in order to achieve great things that benefit our team. I can’t wait to start working with all of them, and for this to be reflected in the results.“
Meanwhile, following Tony Arbolino’s announcement in Barcelona, the Italian will be replaced by current SKY VR46 rider, Andrea Migno.
Migno, who is arguably one of the veterans in the lower class with 108 starts to his name, is a proven front runner, winning his sole win to date at his home in Mugello and picking up five further podium finishes.
The 24-year-old’s season hasn’t gone to plan, scoring 36 points leaving the rider from Cattolica in 16th overall.
Andrea Migno – 2021 Rivacold Snipers Team rider“I am happy to be able to announce that next season I will continue to race in Moto3 with Team Snipers on a Honda. It will be an important change for me on a technical level, but I’m sure that thanks to the support of the Academy, the climate within the team and the experience of all the technicians I will be able to adapt as soon as possible. Thanks also to all the guys from the VR46 academy and to my team with whom I have shared many years of work and to whom many good memories with.“
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