Podiums Galore

The only thing better than winning is winning again. And again.

RISING TO GLORY

In less than seven years, we gave India – and our fans – numerous reasons to celebrate. Right from our first pole, to our historic first win. It was no mean feat for a new kid on the grid.

AIMING HIGH

It takes guts and a whole lot of grit to claim glory. We did it, battling it out with the best-of-the-best in the Moto3 World Championship.

MAKING HISTORY2016 proved to be our best season ever. We racked up more podiums and wins than ever before.

But the most thrilling win was at Assen, where we claimed not only our first-ever Grand Prix win, but a maiden win for an Indian constructor.

MAHINDRA MILESTONES

1 of 22Qatar GP

A BOLD MOVE

Entered the MotoGP™ World Championship Series

We became the first Indian manufacturer to compete in the Moto3™ class of the world’s most challenging and premiere Road Racing Championship Series.

Event

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

DATE

20 March, 2011

2 of 22Valencia GP

SMALL STEPS

Our First Pole Position

20-year-old British rider Danny Webb recorded a stunning pole position at the wet qualifying practice of the Valencia GP. It was historic for not only being our first-ever pole, but also the last World Championship pole in the 125cc category.

Event

GP Generali De La Comunitat Valenciana

DATE

05 November, 2011

3 of 22Dutch GP

OPENING OUR 250CC ACCOUNT

Second Pole; First In 250cc

Portuguese teenager Miguel Oliveira claimed a small piece of history at the Dutch GP, fighting back to secure our first pole position in the 250cc category of Moto3™. And Mahindra Racing’s second pole.

Event

Iveco TT Assen

DATE

28 June, 2013

4 of 22Malaysian GP

FIRST OF MANY

Maiden Podium Finish

Miguel Oliveira made history at the Malaysian GP, fighting back from a weak start to claim a first-ever podium finish.He was just 0.408 seconds behind winner Luis Salom (KTM). The historic achievement for both Mahindra Racing and India, was a valuable boost in the Championship.

Event

Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP

DATE

13 October, 2013

5 of 22Dutch GP

PICKING UP PACE

Second Podium Finish

Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira finished a fine third at the Dutch GP, after a strong ride from 13th on the grid.

Event

Iveco Daily TT Assen

DATE

28 June, 2014

6 of 22German GP

THE BINDER EFFECT

Three Podiums. And Counting.

South African Brad Binder, riding for customer team Ambrogio Racing, put us in the fight for the win at the German GP. Having crossed the line second, Binder was just 0.180 seconds behind victor Jack Miller (KTM).

Event

eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

DATE

13 July, 2014

7 of 22Japanese GP

FOUR AND MORE

Binder Grabs Our Fourth Podium

Mahindra customer team rider Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing) claimed our fourth podium finish at the Japanese GP. He crossed the finish line as a whisker-close third after a thrilling 20-lap race round the Motegi circuit, north of Tokyo.

Event

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

DATE

12 October, 2014

8 of 22

NEW BEGINNINGS

Development Centre in Italy Opens

Reinforcing our commitment tomotorcycle racing, we set up shop in Besozzo for the complete in-house development of the MGP3O bike. The state-of-the-art facility, in the north of Italy is at the core of much of Italy’s long and glorious history in motorcycle racing and production.

LOCATION

Besozzo, Varese, Italy

DATE

07 September, 2015

9 of 22French GP

PECCO PODIUM

Five Podiums Down

Mapfre Team Mahindra rider Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia claimed a fine, fighting third place – and our fifth podium – in a thrilling French GP. His victory was missed by less than half a second.

Event

Monster Energy Grand Prix De France

DATE

17 May, 2015

10 of 22Qatar GP

SEASON PREMIERE PODIUM

Sixth Podium Finish

Aspar Mahindra rider Pecco Bagnaia toughed it out for a brilliant third place under the floodlights, in the opening round of the 2016 season.

Event

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

DATE

20 March, 2016

11 of 22Spanish GP

A PAIR FOR PECCO

Seven Podiums in the Bag

Italian teenager, Pecco Bagnaia claimed his second top-three podium finish at the Spanish GP, keeping his head in a fearsome front-runner battle that lasted a full 23 laps.

Event

Gran Premio Red Bull De Espana

DATE

24 April, 2016

12 of 22Italian GP

HUNGRY FOR MORE

Eighth Podium; Third In Just Six Races In 2016

Italian sensation Pecco Bagnaia grabbed yet another podium in the sixth race of the 2016 season. After 20 breathtaking laps in a thrilling Italian GP in Mugello, Pecco finished only seven hundredths of a second from the race winner.

Event

Gran Premio d'italia TIM

DATE

22 May, 2016

13 of 22Dutch GP

MAKING HISTORY

Pecco Bags Epic First Victory

Starting from P10, Francesco Bagnaia made history at the Dutch GP – fighting every inch of the way to claim his first grand prix win. The victory was not only the first win for our Moto3™ team, but the first-ever in the history of the sport for an Indian constructor.

Event

Motul TT Assen

DATE

26 June, 2016

14 of 22Czech GP

A FIRST DOUBLE WIN

Brilliant One-Two at Brno

The Mahindra MGP3O Moto3™ machine took first and second places in a rain-soaked Czech GP. The winner was Scotsman John Mcphee, splashing through the spray to take his own first GP victory. Spanish teenager Jorge Martin followed in second place.

Event

HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky

DATE

21 August, 2016

15 of 22British GP

PECCO’S MAIDEN POLE

Third Pole for Mahindra

Team Aspar Mahindra rider Pecco Bagnaia claimed his first pole position at Silverstone, conquering sodden conditions.

Event

Octo British Grand Prix

DATE

03 September, 2016

16 of 22British GP

UNSTOPPABLE

Twelve Podiums Down

Pecco Bagnaia fought to a brilliant second place finish in a hold-your-breath British GP battle, finishing less than two tenths of a second away from victory at the sharp end of a 12-strong brawl.

Event

Octo British Grand Prix

DATE

04 September, 2016

17 of 22San Marino GP

SUPERB CENTURY

Our 100th Grand Prix

The first and only Indian constructor competing in the World Championship, we celebrated our 100th race start at Misano, Italy. To commemorate this occasion all 11 MGP3O riders – nine of Mahindra’s and two in the colours of sister brand Peugeot Motocycles - took to the track for a parade lap.

Event

Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

DATE

11 September, 2016

18 of 22Malaysian GP

THREE CHEERS

Third Spectacular Victory

Pecco Bagnaia surged to his second and the MGP3O’s third win of the 2016 season at the Malaysian GP in Sepang. Taking the lead on lap two, he survived a race of attrition as his closest rivals joined an ever-growing crash list.

Event

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix

DATE

30 October, 2016

19 of 22Mahindra

FANTASTIC FINALE

Pecco Finishes Fourth In the Riders Championship

Best placed Mahindra rider Pecco finishes the 2016 season in fourth place. The season was our most successful Moto3™ World Championship campaign to date.

Event

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

DATE

13 November, 2016

20 of 22A PERFECT GIFT

A PERFECT GIFT

Pecco Reunited with Race-Winning MGP3O

Francesco Bagnaia is gifted his race-winning MGP3O, to remind him of his and the team’s historic first win. Fans also had an opportunity to win specially autographed parts of the bike.

LOCATION

Besozzo, Varese, Italy

DATE

16 May, 2017

21 of 22BEZZECCHI SWIMS TO PODIUM GLORY

BEZZECCHI SWIMS TO PODIUM GLORY

14 Podiums Down

Marco Bezzecchi rode from a career-best qualifying position to a sensational third place, overcoming dire conditions and conquering his rivals at a rain-hit Japanese Grand Prix.

Event

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

DATE

15 October, 2017

22 of 22THE ULTIMATE RACE

THE ULTIMATE RACE

A Close Formation Finish for Mahindra’s Farewell

The final round of the 2017 Moto3 World Championship marked our withdrawal from the series. Having challenged and beaten the established racing order, we leave the series with our name in the history books. In just 123 Grand Prix starts, we have achieved 3 race wins, 14 podium finishes, 3 pole positions, over 700 manufacturer points and the still-standing circuit record around the Sachsenring.

Event

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

DATE

12 November, 2017

media coverage

Moto3

10 September, 2016

Took development of the MGP3O completely in-house

Moto3Moto3 Achievements

17 July, 2016

Peugeot rider John McPhee took his season's best qualifying result with a eighth place finish at Sachsenring Moto3 round on Saturday.

Moto3Mufaddal Choonia

04 July, 2016

Mahindra Racing CEO Mufaddal Choonia reflects on a historic Dutch GP for the Indian manufacturer.

Moto3Mahindra Racing Moto3 Achievements

01 July, 2016

Francesco 'Pecco' Bagnaia took Mahindra to the top step of the podium for the first time in Assen, returning Aspar to the head of the lightweight class as well.

Moto3

21 March, 2016

A spirited performance saw Francesco Bagnaia take to the podium for the second time in his career with third in Qatar.

Moto3

05 March, 2016

On the final day of testing, the Indo-Spanish team, for the first time in the Moto3 category tested the aero winglets on its MGP30 bikes.