Leopard signs Dalla Porta for 2018 Moto3 season

Frontrunning Moto3 team Leopard Racing has signed Lorenzo Dalla Porta as its second rider for the 2018 season.

Dalla Porta, 20, joins fellow Italian rider Enea Bastianini in what is likely to be the reigning champion squad, which currently fields Moto2-bound runaway points leader Joan Mir and Livio Loi.

The move comes on the back of a dismal first full season in grand prix racing for 2016 CEV Moto3 champion Dalla Porta, who has struggled aboard an uncompetitive Aspar Mahindra.

He currently lies 32nd in the standings, with just two points finishes at Le Mans and Misano to his credit.

"As a former adversary [of Leopard], I have always had a great appreciation for their skills as a team and I feel I can remain at the top of the category," said Dalla Porta.

"I will do my best and I hope to be able to repay the confidence they have put in me by taking great results on their behalf."

2018 Moto3 line-up so far:

TeamRiders
Leopard Racing

 Enea Bastianini

 Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Estrella Galicia  Aron Canet
Sky Racing VR46

 Nicolo Bulega

 Dennis Foggia

Gresini Moto3

 Jorge Martin

 Fabio di Giannantonio

Aspar Team

 Andrea Migno

Marinelli Rivacold Snipers  Tony Arbolino
SIC58 Squadra Corse

 Niccolo Antonelli

 Tatsuki Suzuki

Platinum Bay  Jaume Masia
Schedl GP  Philipp Oettl
Prustel GP

 Marco Bezzecchi

 Jakub Kornfeil

CIP

 Makar Yurchenko

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Series Moto3
Drivers Lorenzo Dalla Porta
Teams Leopard Racing
Article type Breaking news