Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Selection!
The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup is an exciting youth development competition, which was launched for 2014, acting as a feeder series to the world of motorcycle racing. The 2015 project expands and aims to give riders from Asia, Australia and New Zealand a formal path into competitive road racing.
The application period for the 2015 edition will be open from the 1st August 2014 till 5th September 2014. Talented young riders are being invited to apply for selection, with candidates from Australia and New Zealand also eligible for participation for the second staging of the competition.
Riders born between 1st January 1994 and 1st February 2002 are eligible to apply.
The most talented riders who make it through from the 2015 pre-selection event to be held at the Sepang International Circuit from 27th-28th October 2014, after this year’s Malaysian MotoGP round, will race in the second edition of the Cup next year.
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The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup is an exciting new competition for 2014, which will act as a feeder series to the world of motorcycle racing. The new project aims to give riders from the Asian region a formal path into competitive road racing.
Led in-part by renowned and successful talent scout Alberto Puig, responsible for such talents as Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa and the leader of the successful MotoGP™ Academy, the competition will see Asia’s stars of the future participate in a eight-race series (in 6 events) in 2014 on Honda NSF250R Moto3 machines.
Run by Dorna, the organizers of the MotoGP™ World Championship and the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, as well as co-organizer of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the competition will provide a spotlight for the most talented young riders in Asia.
The 22 talents who made it through the pre-selection event at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit in October 2013 will race here in Qatar, Indonesia (Sentul), China, Japan (Motegi) and Malaysia (Sepang) – either on MotoGP™ weekends or in independent events.
The season started in February in Spain (Motorland Aragon) with a 4 day test where riders were able to ride for the first time the Honda NSF250R Moto3 bikes.
The young riders from Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Singapore and the Philippines faced the demanding five kilometre-long Aragón circuit at the controls of their Honda NSF250R Moto3 bikes which they will race in this year’s Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.