Britain's future grand prix stars Wayne Ryan, John McPhee and Fraser Rogers will switch from now-defunct 125cc racing to the all-new Moto3 class in 2012 and remain with the Racing Steps Foundation squad.
All three will race Honda-engined bikes prepared by Mark Keen's KRP outfit with chassis and swingarms built by Bora. The team's motorcycle racing co-ordinator Peter Ball is also working closely with ex-Honda and Ferrari engineer Osamu Goto's Lausanne-based Geo Technology on engine supply and race kits.
The main bulk of the riders' 2012 season will be in the Spanish CEV Buckler series with some Grand Prix wildcards built in along with the CIV and DM championships in Italy and Germany respectively.
"The step up to Moto3 is an exciting challenge. Our preparation is going well, albeit it's going to be a race against time to get the bikes ready and tested for the start of the season due to delays in the supply of Honda engines and other essential components. But practically all the other teams are in the same boat so it's going be a more or less level playing field for the majority of us," said Ball.