This new 4-stroke, 250cc, single-cylinder class replaces the 125cc GP category, which had its final run in 2011. The maximum age for riders is 28 years (25 for wild-card riders or those newly contracted and competing in a Moto3 for the first time) and the minimum age is 16 years.
A hot bed for racing talent, this category lures some of the best up-and-coming racers from around the world. This championship is widely renowned as the breeding ground for future MotoGP World Champions, with the likes of Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and nine-time world Champion Valentino Rossi all learning their race trade at this level.
The prestigious championship spans 4 continents and 14 countries over each racing season, providing some of the closest and enthralling racing you are ever likely to see. Corner speed, aerodynamics and race craft are key requirements for both rider and machine in order to be successful at this level.