MOTO3 GRAND PRIX
Born on 31 October 2000 in Algemesi, Spain
THE WILL TO WIN!
Perseverance and an iron-will to succeed are the hallmarks of a true FIM World Champion and Jaume Masià ̀ – Honda clearly demonstrated these qualities this season when he raced to the 2023 FIM Moto3™ Grand Prix World Championship title in Qatar with the final round in Valencia still remaining.
At twenty-three years and nineteen days the speedy Spaniard became the second-oldest rider ever to win the Moto3™ title on an historic day in the Middle East. His Grand Prix racing career stretches back to 2017 which makes him the only rider in the class to clinch the crown having made over one-hundred starts.
His first title came after his fourth victory this season with his Lusail win in November following on from podium-topping performances at Assen in the Netherlands, the inaugural Grand Prix of India at the Buddh International Circuit and at Japan’s Mobility Resort Motegi, although his season’s story has been one of consistency that off-set no-scores in Great Britain and Austria.
Getting his season under way with three podiums from the first five rounds that gave Masiá a solid foundation which he continued to build upon as the championship progressed, he took pole six times leading into Qatar where he claimed a tenth career victory in Moto3™.
The win that secured the title was fittingly dramatic as he went bar-to-bar with his series-long rival Ayumu Sasaki – Husqvarna from Japan for almost the full race duration before putting the championship beyond reach on the final lap.
It was his twenty-seventh podium in the class and his title makes him the eighth Spanish rider to win the FIM Moto3™ Grand Prix World Championship since the class was introduced in 2012.
FIM Moto3™ Grand Prix World Champion: 2023