Dorna Sports S.L. C.E.O. Carmelo EZPELETA in the wake of Joan Moreta’s death has proposed to the FIM to rename the Moto3 Junior World Championship winner’s trophy in his honour.
As a tribute to the late Joan Moreta, Dorna Sports have proposed to the FIM the re-naming of the trophy awarded to the winner of the Moto3 Junior World Championship, to the “Joan Moreta Trophy”. The Junior Moto3 World Championship helps to develop the best young talent from around the world, and naming the silverware that they fight for after Joan Moreta would be a fitting tribute to the man who is one of the main reasons why Spain have dominated the World Championships in recent years.
Pol Espargaro, Joan Moreta and ALEIX ESPARGARO at the Gala RFME in 2013
Joan Moreta was a key player in putting the structure in place to help develop the best young motorcycle racing talent from Spain, and was not only President of the Spanish Federation RFME and the President of the Penya Motorista Barcelona for a number of years, but also Vice President of the FIM as well.
He was pivotal in bringing through riders such as two-time MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and the Espargaro brothers in recent years, and the work that he did will help to ensure the future of the sport for many more to come.
MotoGP observed a One Minute Silence to honour Joan Moreta at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina during the Gran Premio Redbull de la Repunlica Argentina