British Talent Team won't be on Moto3 grid in 2018

The British Talent Team will not take part in the 2018 Moto3 season, with John McPhee making a switch to the CIP KTM squad for next year.

British Talent Team won't be on Moto3 grid in 2018
John McPhee, British Talent Team
John McPhee, British Talent Team
John McPhee, British Talent Team
John McPhee, British Talent Team
Manuel Pagliani, CIP-Unicom Starker

McPhee, 23, joined the newly-formed, Dorna-supported British Talent Team squad this year, and began the season strongly with a pair of second places in the first two rounds at Qatar and Argentina.

However, the Scottish rider has struggled to maintain that form, picking up only one more podium at Assen and slipping to seventh in the riders' standings with two rounds to go.

British Talent Team bosses have decided to take a year's hiatus from Moto3 next year, and will instead enter a two-bike team in the Spanish-based CEV Moto3 series for Tom Booth-Amos and Charlie Nesbitt.

The intention would then be to return to Moto3 in 2019, by which time the first riders from the British Talent Cup, set to begin next year, will also be ready for a graduation to the world championship.

McPhee meanwhile will switch to the CIP team, where he will join Kazakh rider Makar Yurchenko, with Dorna's blessing for what will be his sixth full season in Moto3.

2018 Moto3 line-up so far:

TeamRiders
Leopard Racing

 Enea Bastianini

 Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Estrella Galicia  Aron Canet
Sky Racing VR46

 Nicolo Bulega

 Dennis Foggia

Gresini Moto3

 Jorge Martin

 Fabio di Giannantonio

Aspar Team

 Andrea Migno

Marinelli Rivacold Snipers  Tony Arbolino
SIC58 Squadra Corse

 Niccolo Antonelli

 Tatsuki Suzuki

Platinum Bay  Jaume Masia
Schedl GP  Philipp Oettl
Prustel GP

 Marco Bezzecchi

 Jakub Kornfeil

CIP

 John McPhee

 Makar Yurchenko

SIC Racing Team

 Ayumu Sasaki

 Adam Norrodin

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