Motorcycling governing body, the FIM, has named Dell'Orto as the single ECU supplier for the new Moto3 series, which begins next year. The Permanent Bureau made the unanimous decision to nominate the Italian company, meaning they will supply the competitors with Electronic Control Units until 2014.

The new championship will replace the current 125cc class, which will start its final season in Qatar this weekend. From 2012, engines will be four-stroke and will be a maximum capacity of 250cc, narrowing the gap between it and Moto2.

In terms of the engine management systems, the hardware will feature single-cylinder management, with the bikes limited to 14,500rpm. Traction and launch control will also be installed in the software.

The series will also move to a single supplier of tyres and fuel/oil, as the FIM look to reduce the cost of competing.

This year will mark the end of the 125cc class which has been a part of the Grand Prix circus since the World Championships were established in 1949.

Dell'Orto already has a strong presence in motorsport, through its partnership with Team BMW Italy-Spain in the World Touring Car Championship. It also has involvement in two-wheel motorsport, as it already sponsors teams in the World Superbike Championship.

They will now take their place in the brand new Moto3 World Championship.