Red Bull MotoGPTM Rookies Cup
More than a decade following its launch, the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup has become the ultimate stepping stone for talented youngsters looking to make the leap into the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Through- out the years it has continually fed exceptional riders into the lightweight classes of the MotoGPTM Championship, with many of the recent World Champions in Moto3TM and Moto2TM all coming from the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup – including Johann Zarco, Brad Binder and Jorge Martin.
Designed to prepare competitors for elite level competition and talent growth, riders get the opportunity to race competitive KTM technical packages on some of the world’s best tracks – and get their rst life expe- rience in the paddock they ultimately aim to race in.
The 2018 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup saw history repeat itself as the title was once again claimed by a graduate of another important program – the Asia Talent Cup. Following the success of Ayumu Sasaki, the 2015 ATC Champion, 2016 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Champion and subsequently 2017 Moto3TM Rookie of the Year. Last season it was Kazuki Masaki who took top honours – and this year it was Turkish talent Can Öncü, who then went on to make history as the youngest ever Grand Prix winner when he won the Moto3TM race in Valencia as a wildcard.
The 2019 edition will see more new riders coming into the cup from around the world – with representation for Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Russia, Japan, the USA, Germany, Indonesia, Australia, South Africa, Colombia, Belgium, UK and the Netherlands and more ready to race.
The Red Bull MotoGPTM Rookies Cup is the elite level series for talented youngsters looking to make the leap into MotoGPTM
Check out full rider profiles and keep up-to-date with all the latest news, photos and results from the Red Bull MotoGPTM Rookies Cup official website. More
The Red Bull MotoGPTM Rookies Cup comprises 13 rounds coinciding with MotoGPTM World Championship Grands Prix. More