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Moto3: Arthur Sissis loses Mahindra seat

Arthur Sissis out, Andrea Migno in at Mahindra Moto3 team.
Arthur Sissis will no longer be a feature of the Moto3 paddock after being dropped by the Mahindra Racing team after recording a career worst finish at the Czech Grand Prix at Brno, finishing 26th.

The team has wasted no time in drafting in a replacement, announcing 18 year-old Andrea Migno, who currently sits fourth in the CEV Moto3 class of the Spanish Championship for Team Aspar VR46, ahead of the next round at Silverstone.

'While [team-mate] Oliveira has posted a series of strong and improving results, [Sissis] has struggled to adapt the style that gained him a top three finish in the past to suit the MGP30' read a statement from the Indian manufacturer.

Mahindra CEO Mufaddal Choonia added: “I also take the opportunity to say goodbye to Arthur, to thank him for his contribution, and to welcome Andrea Migno for Silverstone. I am looking forward to more exciting racing”.

The 19 year-old's season got off to a bad start after joining Mahindra, missing the first round in Qatar with tonsillitis and since then he has scored points just once, taking 13th in Germany.

The Australian is not the first mid-season casualty of 2014 after Marc VDS released their young Belgian rider Livio Loi, replacing him with another Spanish Championship rider Jorge Navarro.

Sissis was a former Red Bull Rookies runner-up, who had previously had a podium finish at his home track Philip Island in 2012 while at the Red Bull KTM Ajo Team.

He currently lives and trains in Spain with Moto3 Championship leader Jack Miller under the guidance of Joan Olive.
by Lisa Lewis

Tagged as: Moto3 , Mahindra , Sissis

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August 21, 2014 7:15 AM

Arthur had some really good and consistent results over the previous couple of years. This year he has been nowhere, 19 year old riders don't all of a sudden lose their ability, he went from a good team and bike to an ordinary team and bike who are totally focused on another rider. Great head of hair too.


August 21, 2014 11:28 AM

Honda has really raised its game in Moto3 this year after KTM domination over the past couple of seasons. Mahindra, with its lack of experience and expertise in racing, was always going to find it hard to keep up if the big boys got serious.

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