KHAIRUL IDHAM PAWI FOCUSES ON 2020 AND MOTO3 RETURN WITH PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING
Khairul Idham Pawi will return to the Moto3 World Championship in 2020 with PETRONAS Sprinta Racing, making a reappearance in the class where he won two races in his debut season in 2016.
KIP launched his Grand Prix racing career in the Moto3 class in spectacular fashion, winning his second race as a full-time rider in the class before going on to take a second victory later in the same year.
As part of the ongoing treatment to the injury sustained at the Spanish Grand Prix in May this year, KIP was operated on a third time on Tuesday this week at the Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre. His consequent recuperation plan will now concentrate on preparations for the 2020 season, meaning he will not return to Moto2 in 2019. Instead, he will be replaced for the remainder of the 2019 season by fellow Malaysian Adam Norrodin.
The 2020 Moto3 season will get underway in March next year, with the opening round at the Qatar Grand Prix provisionally scheduled for 8th March.