News 24 Sep 2023

Roulstone signs with Tech3 for 2024 Moto3 World Championship

Australian talent to partner Holgado in debut season next year.

Image: Supplied.

Australia’s Jacob Roulstone will step up to the Moto3 World Championship next year as he joins Daniel Holgado in the Red Bull KTM Tech3 team for 2024.

Roulstone, 18, completed the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season inside the top five, notably scoring a strong P2 in the opening encounter at Jerez.

Additionally, he is a previous winner in the European Talent Cup and is currently fourth in the JuniorGP World Championship with the Aspar Junior Team, notching runner-up results at Valencia and Catalunya.

“I’m really excited to be joining Red Bull KTM Tech3,” said Roulstone. “They are a very experienced and professional team that have brought through many great riders. Stepping up from the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and FIM JuniorGP won’t be easy but with the team, the people around me as well as my own determination I believe we can have a decent rookie season.

“Thanks to Hervé, KTM and Red Bull for this amazing opportunity. I cannot thank my family enough for all their support so far. I want to end this year strong and then I cannot wait to get into the 2024 season already.”

Current Moto3 world championship leader Holgado will again steer the KTM RC4 in the 2024 season and will partner Roulstone within the outfit.

Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Herve Poncharal added: “It is a huge satisfaction to have been able to retain Daniel Holgado for another season. He is such a talented rider on track, a gentleman off track, and always brings an amazing vibe to the box.

“We feel like he has been with us for way longer than thirteen rounds. There is still a long way to go until the end of 2023, with many contenders able to grab the Moto3 crown this year, but we hope that Dani will be able to fight for it until the end. Either way, we are sure that he will again be a serious title contender in 2024.

“Alongside Dani, we will have Jacob Roulstone, a very promising and young talented rider from Australia, now living in Spain. He is clearly on the rise and we are looking forward to teaching him the Moto3 class next year. We are very excited for this line-up.”