Biaggi launches Moto3 team, signs Canet

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Biaggi launches Moto3 team, signs Canet
Rachit Thukral
By: Rachit Thukral
Nov 1, 2018, 7:29 AM

Former 250cc and World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi’s racing team will step up to Moto3 next year, with multiple race winner Aron Canet announced as its first rider.

The team, which will race under the Max Racing banner, will be run in partnership with Schedl GP.

Schedl has a long-held presence in the entry level class of MotoGP and fielded Phillipp Oettl to victory in this year’s Jerez round.

Biaggi established his team at the end of 2016, and it has so far competed in Spanish and Italian Moto3.

He has retained a relationship with Aprilia after his WSBK successes with the brand, and also became an ambassador for the Venturi Formula E team earlier this year.

Biaggi was a four-time world champion at 250cc level in the 1990s and a three-time 500cc/MotoGP runner-up and 13-time race-winner.

But he could not win a 500cc/MotoGP title in a career best remembered for his fractious rivalry with Valentino Rossi, and left the series after 2005 before resuming racing in WSBK.

Canet will join Biaggi's following a split with the Estrella Galicia squad with which he scored three wins last year and finished third in the standings behind Joan Mir and now-banned racer Romano Fenati.  

He replaces Oettl, who will graduate to Moto2 next year with Tech3.

2019 Moto3 line-up so far:

Team Riders
Leopard Racing

Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Spain Marcos Ramirez

Sky Racing VR46

Italy Dennis Foggia

Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus

PrustelGP

Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil 

Czech Republic Filip Salac

Petronas-SIC

 John McPhee

Japan Ayumu Sasaki 

Nieto Team

Spain Albert Arenas

Spain Raul Fernandez

Snipers Team

Italy Tony Arbolino

Kazakhstan Makar Yurchenko

Max Racing Team

Spain Aron Canet

Gresini

Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo

Italy Riccardo Rossi

Honda Asia

Japan Kaito Toba

Japan Ai Ogura

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Italy Andrea Migno

Spain Jaume Masia

SIC58 Squadra Corse

Japan Tatsuki Suzuki

Estrella Galicia 

Spain Alonso Lopez

Spain Sergio Garcia

KTM Ajo

Turkey Can Oncu

CIP

United Kingdom Tom Booth-Amos

 

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Series Moto3
Drivers Max Biaggi , Philipp Ottl , Aron Canet
Author Rachit Thukral
Article type Breaking news