The2019 Moto2 World Championship has been part of the 70th FIM Motul GP motorcycle racing series. Francesco Bagnaia had been the reigning world champion in Moto2 but he failed to defend his title, as he moved up to the premier class, the Moto GP. The championship is held annually on the final weekend of January in an International Motorcycle race track in Bologna, Italy. The races are open for the premier class, with entries restricted to teams that have finished in the top twenty of the official test days. The race is also open to teams from any country, and each of the forty bikes is accompanied by an English or Italian radio communication.
Bagnaia is joined by one of the most talented and aggressive young riders in the sport, Johann Zarco. Both have raced on the Italian open circuit before, and both have impressed on their return, with both winning some of the smaller races. However, in order to stay within the rules, they are not permitted to race more than two bikes on the same day. The riders will ride two bikes for one day, and if they do so, they must change them at the end of the race in order to stay within the rules.
Bagnaia is a veteran rider and will have plenty of experience in front of the Honda factory riders and mechanics, but he is very new to the GP class. The Italian's first race was in the Mugello race meeting, where he did well in the group stage but was beaten in the final. He managed to catch the attention of the public, however, after he won the following day's race. In fact, he went on to win three consecutive races in a row, and also claimed victory in the Touristi and Interbike races. He has been a real threat to Bagnaia throughout the season, and the Spanish rider has taken the lead in several races during the campaign.
Bagnaia and Zarco's rivals include the leading riders from the World Superbikes ranks, Yamaha, Kawasaki and BMW, as well as the leading Honda riders, Takagi and Suzuki. The leading Italian riders include Valentino Rossi, Scott Redding and Nicky Hayden. These are only a small percentage of the entire field, and there are many other riders from across the globe who are also contenders. The championship is expected to go to the final round of the championship on Sunday, with the winner taking the title.
There will be a new title sponsor for the 2020 Moto2 series, and it will be the Swiss bike maker Schwinn, which has sponsored the series for the last few years. The team is very experienced and very well known to the motorcycling public, having been around since 1963, and has been producing competitive bikes and equipment for many years. As part of its deal, Schwinn will also become a title sponsor of the Moto2 championship. The current title sponsor, Repsol, is not involved in this year's series, as it is focusing its efforts on the other major classes, including Moto3.
In addition to the teams, there are many sponsors and riders involved in the championship, and they have put in place a number of interesting tactics to ensure that the championship remains competitive and exciting. Many teams, including some of the older MotoGP teams have tried to get ahead of their rivals, but as the championship progresses they have lost ground to the bigger bikes.