Born in Palma de Mallorca, Joan Mir became a main protagonist of the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship with the Leopard Racing team in 2015, battling for the title till the final race. During this time he also made his World Championship debut in Phillip Island, fighting inside the top ten before an unfortunate crash.
In 2016 he remains with the Leopard team and enters the World Championship as a full time rookie, expect big things from the young Spaniard.
ITALY (ALZANO LOMBARDO)
16 Oct 1996
Taking the Italian Moto3 title in 2013, Andrea Locatelli moved to the World Championship in 2014 as he worked on improving his race craft. In 2015 he moved to the Gresini squad and had flashes of brilliance amongst a season interrupted by injury. It’s now time to make the flashes a steady stream as the talented Italian switches to KTM machinery and joins the Leopard Racing effort.
20 Apr 1999
Fabio Quartararo came into the World Championship with incredible buzz, compared to Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. A strong debut season saw him claim second position twice, but an ankle injury resulted in the talented French rider struggling towards the end of the season. For 2016 he will be reunited with Christian Lundberg as he joins the Leopard Racing team, switching to KTM machinery as he quests for the Moto3 World Championship.