Michael Laverty launches new Moto3 team for 2022

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There will be at least two British riders on the Moto3 grid in 2022 following the announcement that Michael Laverty will run an all new two rider squad in the world championship in 2022.

Backed by Vision Track and running Hondas, Laverty will take over the existing Stiggy Motorsport set-up that currently runs John McPhee in the series following their planned withdrawal from the class.

Laverty said: “Literally three weeks to the day the idea was floated as to whether I could put it all together in such a short time frame. It will be called the Visiontrack Honda team and I couldn’t have done it without the support of Vision track CEO Simon March.

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“Currently we don’t have a path for young riders, last year we created the youth academy in British Mini Bikes and also in the British Talent Cup and now from 2022 we will have a British team and hopefully British staff running the Moto3 team. We’re essentially re-branding what is a successful team.”

Laverty has signed letters of intent with two British riders and is expecting to confirm who they are over the coming weekend.

“I’ve been working on the riders. It will definitely be British riders and I’m looking for rookies. I want to have a landing platform for them to have a shot in the world championship.”

Laverty himself rode for the last British team that competed in MotoGP when he raced for the PBM squad in 2014. The new team will take over the current Stiggy premises in Belgium.