Fenati, 23, returned to the lightweight class this year with the Snipers team after losing his ride in Moto2 in the wake of the Misano controversy last year.

He took his first grand prix victory since 2017 at the Red Bull Ring in August, but has missed the last two rounds at Misano and Aragon due to injury, leaving him down in 13th in the standings, 10 places behind teammate Tony Arbolino.

Fenati had been linked with a return to Moto2 next season, possibly with the Gresini squad, but now it has been confirmed the Italian will partner Alfonso Lopez in an expanded two-bike Max Racing Team line-up in Moto3 next year.

In its first year in grand prix competition, four-time 250cc champion and MotoGP race winner Biaggi’s squad is fighting for the title with a solo KTM piloted by Aron Canet, who is stepping up to Moto2 next year with the Angel Nieto team.

Aron Canet, Max Racing Team

Aron Canet, Max Racing Team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Lopez meanwhile moves across from the Monlau-run Estrella Galicia team, which has already confirmed Sergio Garcia and Ryusei Yamanaka for the 2020 campaign.

Fenati’s place at the Snipers outfit will be occupied by Czech rider Filip Salac in 2020, with Arbolino staying on for a third season with the team next year.

2020 Moto3 grid so far:

TeamRiders
Leopard Racing

Spain Jaume Masia

Italy Dennis Foggia

Estrella Galicia (Monlau)

Spain Sergio Garcia

Japan Ryusei Yamanaka

Petronas Sprinta

United Kingdom John McPhee

Malaysia Khairul Idham Pawi

Team VR46

Italy Andrea Migno

Italy Celestino Vietti

Snipers Team

Italy Tony Arbolino

Czech Republic Filip Salac

CIP

South Africa Darryn Binder

Austria Maximilian Kofler

Prustel GP

Switzerland Jason Dupasquier

Belgium Barry Baltus

Avintia Racing

Spain Carlos Tatay

Gresini Racing

Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo

TBA

Ajo KTM

Japan Kaito Toba

TBA

Tech 3 KTM

Japan Ayumu Sasaki

TBA

BOE Motorsports

Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil

TBA

Max Racing Team

Italy Romano Fenati

Spain Alonso Lopez

Angel Nieto Team

TBA

TBA

SIC58

TBA

TBA

Honda Team Asia

TBA

TBA