Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup
The Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is the prime feeder series to the world of motorcycle racing from the Asian region, with riders from Australia and New Zealand also eligible for the championship. The project started in 2014 and aims to give riders from the Oceanic and Pacific regions a formal path into competitive road racing.
Led by talent scout and Talent Promotion Director Alberto Puig, responsible for developing such talents as Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, together with 2009 250cc World Champion Hiroshi Aoyama, the competition sees Asia’s stars of the future participate in a multi-race series on Honda Moto3TM machines.
Since its inception in 2014 the competition has been run by Dorna, who not only run the MotoGPTM World Championship but also the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, and who co-organise the Red Bull MotoGPTM Rookies Cup.
Despite being in just its fourth year, the championship is already reaping dividends, with talented 2015 winner Ayumu Sasaki having won the 2016 Red Bull MotoGPTM Rookies Cup, earning him a full time entry into the Moto3TM World Championship in 2017.
The competition provides a spotlight for the most talented young riders
in Asia and the Pacific regions
Check out all the information about the events, riders and teams and keep up to date with all the latest news, photos and videos. More
The competition sees Oceania and Asia’s stars of the future participate in a twelve race championship held over six rounds. More
Find all the bios and information about each of the 22 riders of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup here. More