Just looking ahead to 2021 season in the minor classes - since there is no 2021 banter thread yet - what is the NTS doing signing a would-be 17 year old Barry Baltus to a Moto2 contract? The kid needs at least one if not two seasons of Moto3. He still hasn't scored a single point in Moto3 this season.
Syahrin/Bendsneyder pairing would make a lot more sense esp. with Bo coming off NTS' best result ever in Valencia IIRC.
Baldassarri goes back to Forward to lead the MV Agusta charge. Sigh. Hard to imagine four years ago I rated him higher than Franco Morbidelli.
Six current Moto3 riders will move up to Moto2 next season (Arenas, Ogura, Fernandez, Arbolino, Vietti and Baltus).
Meanwhile the 2021 Moto3 rookie class looks completely underwhelming. Top 3 from this year's Moto3 Junior World Championship makes the jump (Izan Guevara, Xavier Artigas who got a podium as wild card in Valencia 2019 and Pedro Acosta). Also Lorenzo Fellon replaces Niccolo Antonelli at SIC58 Course. And that's about it. Oh, there's Andi Izdihar swapping places with Ogura in Team Asia too.
All the underperforming vets like Antonelli or Migno will be back albeit with new teams. Yay! Not!
Estrella Galicia leaves Moto3 after this season. Once a blue-chip team, they really struggled since Alex Marquez graduated to Moto2. They will focus on Talent Cup and Moto3 Junior Champs. Sky VR46 is also leaving Moto3.