Elsewhere, John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing), Gabriel Rodrigo (Kommerling Gresini Racing) and Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing) began their adaptations to new teams and new machines – all switching from KTM to Honda in 2019 – while Aron Canet (Max Racing Team) also started his new Moto3™ adventure with the Max Biaggi and Peter Oettl led setup. In addition, Tony Arbolino (Snipers Team), five-time 2018 podium finisher Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing), Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing) and Alonso Lopez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) kick-started their 2019 preparations – all of which are remaining with their 2018 teams.