Takuma Matsuyama is about to make his Moto3™ debut within the SHARK Grand Prix de France. Matsuyama, who at present competes with the Junior Expertise Crew within the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship, will kind a part of an prolonged Honda Crew Asia Moto3™ line-up on the occasion.
Matsuyama started his worldwide profession competing within the Idemitsu Asia Expertise Cup, the place he was runner up in 2019 following three race wins and an additional 4 podiums. For 2020, he moved up the Street to MotoGP™ into the FIM Moto3™ JWCh as a part of Dorna’s Junior Expertise Crew, racing in Asia Expertise Crew colors. Scoring factors at each monitor on the calendar bar one, he put collectively a powerful rookie season together with a primary entrance row begin in Valencia and a greatest results of fourth place.
The Japanese rider started the 2021 FIM Moto3™ JWCh combating on the entrance from the off, battling for the win in Estoril and in the end taking sixth place. In Spherical 2 at Valencia, Matsuyama was as soon as once more a key presence on the entrance and fought for victory proper to the road – coming house second by mere hundredths to have fun his first ever FIM Moto3™ JWCh podium in type.
He’ll now line up within the Moto3™ World Championship for the primary time at Le Mans with Honda Crew Asia, working an Asia Expertise Crew livery.