Tech 3 Racing have become the latest team to confirm its rider line-up for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship by re-signing Deniz Oncu and Ayumu Sasaki in an unchanged pairing.

The duo made their debut in Red Bull Tech 3 Racing colours in 2020, with Oncu - brother of the youngest-ever grand prix winner Can - making his full-time debut in the class altogether.

Though it’s been a tricky start to the 2020 Moto3 season for the pair with a sole top ten finish between them coming with Oncu’s eighth place in Austria, they will be retained for 2021.

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“I’m super happy to continue one more year with this team,” Turkish rider Oncu said. “I really want to thank my manager Kenan (Sofuoglu) for always trusting in me and helping me during my career, likewise my family, my father, my mother, my brother. I’m very proud to stay in this team, because I believe a lot in Hervé, in my crew and everybody, who is inside the team. 

“They all are pushing very hard to make me happy and to get good results, for which I’m really thankful. I believe that we will enjoy many nice moments together. Now I continue to work to make my dream come true.”

“I’m very happy to state that I will stay with KTM and the Red Bull KTM Tech3 team for the 2021 season,” added Japanese racer Sasaki. “This year has been a bit tough for us, changing the manufacturer, but we were getting stronger and stronger. Since Austria, we were fighting at the front and could show our potential. 

“We made a big step, although the results are not what we wanted. I’m really proud to continue this journey, I’m really happy with the KTM bike at the moment and also with the team. I think we can be truly competitive also for next year. I can’t thank all the people involved enough, starting from KTM factory, Red Bull and all the guys from the team, especially also Hervé. 

“We will try to finish the season strong and we have to prepare very well for next year and hopefully we can be one of the guys fighting for the championship next season.”