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Moto3, OFFICIAL: Leopard to start over with Honda in 2017

Young talent Joan Mir is confirmed, joining him is Belgian rider Livio Loi

OFFICIAL: Leopard to start over with Honda in 2017

September, and the market is still in full swing, particularly with regard to the Moto3 where the final pieces of the puzzle are still being slotted into place. Today sees team Leopard officially announce its move from KTM to Honda. Miodrag Kotur has decided to put his faith in the NSF250R next season.

Wearing the team's colours for the 2017 season will be Joan Mir, as we already revealed, a rider who has proved to be a real revelation this season. The Spaniard is in the running, together with Bulega, for the title of Rookie of the Year: "I am very pleased with the renewal with Leopard Racing - confirmed the rider - next season we will continue to work together to achieve an important goal."

Joining Mir is Livio Loi, currently riding for the RW Racing team: "I'm very, very happy. For me, going to the Leopard Racing Team is like a dream come true - he reveals - This is a team that won the Moto3 World Championship last year, showing great professionalism. Together we will do our best to be competitive."

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Translated by Heather Watson

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