News 22 Oct 2023

2024 Moto3 World Championship seat secured by Kelso

To partner Munoz in BOE Motorsports line-up next season.

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The Moto3 World Championship future of Joel Kelso has been confirmed for the 2024 season, with the Australian to partner David Munoz at the BOE Motorsports team.

The outfit currently runs KTM machinery, with Kelso the effective replacement for the outgoing Ana Carrasco at the end of the season.

It provides clarity to the number 66’s world championship future after the uncertainty when it was announced he would not continue with his current team, CFMoto Racing Pruestel GP, beyond the 2023 season.

“I am very happy to be able to join a great team like BOÉ Motorsports for another year in Moto3, I am very grateful for this opportunity, my goal will be to fight at the front and show everyone what we are capable of,” said Kelso. “I really think we can achieve great results together next year!”

BOÉ Motorsports José Ángel Gutiérrez Boé added: “We think Joel Kelso is a good addition to the team. He is a very strong and ambitious rider, and we believe he can do very well in his third season in Moto3.

“Joel has also raced with David in the past, so I think we can have some good battles for the top positions with both our riders in 2024. Apart from this, I want to thank Ana Carrasco for her work and tenacity during the two years with us, it has been a pleasure to work with her and I wish her the best of luck for the future.”

The announcement follows Kelso’s fifth front-row performance of the season yesterday at Phillip Island, and weather permitting, he will line-up second today for the Australian Moto3 World Championship encounter.

Two Australians will feature in the category next year, as it was announced late in September that Jacob Roulstone will join the Red Bull KTM Tech3 team for 2024.