2019 Moto2 season
|2019 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season|
2019 MotoGP season
2019 Moto3 season
2019 MotoE season
The 2019 Moto2 World Championship was a part of the 71st F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. Francesco Bagnaia was the reigning series champion but he was unable to defend his title as he joined the series' premier class, the MotoGP.
|Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme|
Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Current season summary
|2019 MotoGP season|
2019 Moto2 season
2019 Moto3 season
2019 MotoE season
|Classes of competition|
Moto2 · Moto3
|Riders (Champions · Race winners · Polesitters · Records · MotoGP Legends)|
Constructors (Champions · Race winners)
The season saw the introduction of a new engine package. The Honda CBR600RR inline-4 engine package, which was used since the inaugural season of Moto2 in 2010, was replaced by a 765 cc (46.7 cu in) inline-3 engine manufacturered by Triumph Motorcycles. It is based on the engine of the Triumph Street Triple RS 765. Due to availability constraints on the new Moto2 2019 engine, and the fact that there will be no machines of this specification in other championships, it was agreed that Moto2 wildcard entries will not be available in 2019.
This class and Moto3 also adopted the qualifying format used by MotoGP for the season, in which the riders that finish in 15th place or lower in the third free practice session would be admitted to qualifying 1, then the four fastest riders would join the top 14 riders in qualifying 2.
Teams and ridersEdit
- Tech 3 switched manufacturers to KTM in line with their switch to KTM bikes in the MotoGP class, after having previously competed in Moto2 with their own chassis.
- MV Agusta returned to Grand Prix motorcycle racing after being absent for 42 years, joining forces with Forward Racing to compete in Moto2. This results in Suter's withdrawal from Moto2.
- Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 downsized to one bike again after having previously competed with two bikes in the 2018 season.
- Marinelli Snipers Team withdrew from Moto2.
- Ángel Nieto Team expanded its operations to field two bikes in Moto2.
- Jorge Martín moved up to Moto2 with Red Bull KTM Ajo, filling the spot vacated by Miguel Oliveira who moved up to MotoGP with KTM Tech 3.
- Joan Mir moved up to MotoGP to join Team Suzuki Ecstar as a teammate to Álex Rins in 2019.
- Marco Bezzecchi and Philipp Öttl moved up to Moto2 with Red Bull KTM Tech 3, replacing Bo Bendsneyder and Remy Gardner, who moved to NTS RW Racing GP and SAG Team respectively.
- Thomas Lüthi returned to Moto2 with Dynavolt Intact GP after one season in MotoGP, replacing Xavi Vierge, who moved to EG 0,0 Marc VDS.
- Sam Lowes left Swiss Innovative Investors team to return to Gresini Racing. Lowes previously competed with Gresini Racing in the 2016 Moto2 & 2017 MotoGP seasons. His seat was taken by Joe Roberts.
- Jorge Navarro moved to Speed Up Racing, replacing Danny Kent.
- Romano Fenati, who was on the provisional entry list, withdrew from the 2019 season after his contract with MV Agusta Reparto Corse Forward Racing Team was terminated due to the controversial incident at the 2018 San Marino Grand Prix. He returned to Moto3 with the Marinelli Snipers team.
- Nicolò Bulega moved up to Moto2 with Sky Racing Team VR46, filling the spot vacated by Francesco Bagnaia who moved up to MotoGP with Pramac Racing.
- Fabio Di Giannantonio moved up to Moto2 with Speed Up Racing, replacing Fabio Quartararo who moved up to MotoGP.
- Enea Bastianini moved up to Moto2 with Italtrans Racing Team, replacing Mattia Pasini.
- Khairul Idham Pawi moved to Petronas Sprinta Racing, replacing Niki Tuuli, who moved to the MotoE World Cup.
- Jake Dixon will make his full season debut with Ángel Nieto Team. He was partnered with Xavi Cardelús, who will make his full season debut in Moto2 after he previously made some Moto2 appearances in the 2018 season as a wildcard & replacement rider.
- IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia will field two new riders for the 2019 season: Dimas Ekky Pratama and Somkiat Chantra, who moved up from CEV Moto2 and CEV Moto3 respectively.
- Tetsuta Nagashima returned to SAG Team, replacing Jules Danilo, who moved to the Supersport World Championship.
- Dominique Aegerter switched team from Kiefer Racing to Forward Racing. His place was taken by Lukas Tulovic, who previously filled in for him for a few races in 2018.
- Isaac Viñales left Moto2 for the Supersport World Championship.
- Augusto Fernández was forced to miss the Austin round following a crash in the previous race. His place was filled by Mattia Pasini.
- Somkiat Chantra missed the Italian and German Grands Prix due to injury. He was replaced by Teppei Nagoe in Mugello.
- Philipp Öttl missed the German GP due to injuries sustained in a crash at Assen.
- Simone Corsi was dropped by Tasca Racing due to poor results and replaced by Mattia Pasini from the Czech GP onwards.
- Steven Odendaal was dropped from NTS RW Racing GP after the British GP. Simone Corsi was his replacement for the San Marino and Aragon GP, who was then replaced by Jesko Raffin from the Thailand GP onwards. Raffin also filled in for Odendaal in the first three races of the season, due to injury.
- Khairul Idham Pawi suffered a Grade 3 open fracture of his little finger in a crash during Friday practice at the 2019 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix. He returned at the 2019 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix, but withdrew after the Friday practice sessions due to injury and missed the rest of the season. During his absence, he was replaced by several riders:
The following Grands Prix took place during the season:
|1||10 March||VisitQatar Grand Prix||Losail International Circuit, Lusail|
|2||31 March||Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina||Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero|
|3||14 April||Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas||Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas|
|4||5 May||Gran Premio Red Bull de España||Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera|
|5||19 May||SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France||Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans|
|6||2 June||Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley||Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero|
|7||16 June||Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló|
|8||30 June||Motul TT Assen||TT Circuit Assen, Assen|
|9||7 July||HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland||Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal|
|10||4 August||Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky||Automotodrom Brno, Brno|
|11||11 August||myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich||Red Bull Ring, Spielberg|
|12||25 August||GoPro British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone|
|13||15 September||Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico|
|14||22 September||Gran Premio de Aragón||Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz|
|15||6 October||PTT Thailand Grand Prix||Chang International Circuit, Buriram|
|16||20 October||Motul Grand Prix of Japan||Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi|
|17||27 October||Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island|
|18||3 November||Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit, Selangor|
|19||17 November||Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana||Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia|
Results and standingsEdit
|Round||Grand Prix||Pole position||Fastest lap||Winning rider||Winning team||Winning constructor||Report|
|1||Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix||Marcel Schrötter||Thomas Lüthi||Lorenzo Baldassarri||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||Report|
|2||Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix||Xavi Vierge||Remy Gardner||Lorenzo Baldassarri||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||Report|
|3||Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas||Marcel Schrötter||Thomas Lüthi||Thomas Lüthi||Dynavolt Intact GP||Kalex||Report|
|4||Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix||Jorge Navarro||Lorenzo Baldassarri||Lorenzo Baldassarri||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||Report|
|5||French motorcycle Grand Prix||Jorge Navarro||Jorge Navarro||Álex Márquez||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Kalex||Report|
|6||Italian motorcycle Grand Prix||Marcel Schrötter||Álex Márquez||Álex Márquez||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Kalex||Report|
|7||Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix||Augusto Fernández||Álex Márquez||Álex Márquez||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Kalex||Report|
|8||Dutch TT||Remy Gardner||Augusto Fernández||Augusto Fernández||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||Report|
|9||German motorcycle Grand Prix||Álex Márquez||Álex Márquez||Álex Márquez||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Kalex||Report|
|10||Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix||Álex Márquez||Álex Márquez||Álex Márquez||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Kalex||Report|
|11||Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix||Tetsuta Nagashima||Luca Marini||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM Ajo||KTM||Report|
|12||British motorcycle Grand Prix||Álex Márquez||Augusto Fernández||Augusto Fernández||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||Report|
|13||San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix||Fabio Di Giannantonio||Augusto Fernández||Augusto Fernández||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||Report|
|14||Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix||Álex Márquez||Jorge Navarro||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM Ajo||KTM||Report|
|15||Thailand motorcycle Grand Prix||Álex Márquez||Luca Marini||Luca Marini||SKY Racing Team VR46||Kalex||Report|
|16||Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix||Luca Marini||Jorge Martín||Luca Marini||SKY Racing Team VR46||Kalex||Report|
|17||Australian motorcycle Grand Prix||Jorge Navarro||Thomas Lüthi||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM Ajo||KTM||Report|
|18||Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix||Álex Márquez||Álex Márquez||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM Ajo||KTM||Report|
|19||Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix||Jorge Navarro||Thomas Lüthi||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM Ajo||KTM||Report|
- Scoring system
Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.
Bold – Pole
Bold – Pole
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