Widely recognised for its mark of quality in motorcycle racing, Dorna has a strong commitment to young rider development all over the world, using platforms and championships such as the Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™, the Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup, the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, the Northern Talent Cup and the R&G British Talent Cup to launch new riders’ careers and help them to compete in MotoGP TM in the future.
Two important projects for Dorna are the Junior Talent Team (four riders participating in the Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™) and the R&G British Talent Cup (prime feeder series to the world of motorcycle racing from Great Britain).
Dorna’s Junior Talent Team
The Junior Talent Team returns to take on the FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship in 2022, marking the team’s ninth season of competition as a key cog in the Road to MotoGP™. Promoting and running talents from different backgrounds and paths on the Road to MotoGP™, the Junior Talent Team unifies four team names under the same umbrella – uniting the efforts of Dorna talent promotion programs with those of the sponsors and partners who provide important backing to young riders, teams and projects.
A four-rider line-up comprising Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and R&G British Talent Cup continues with the team for 2023: Thai rider Tatchakorn Buasri, Brit Eddie O’Shea, Malaysia’s Danial Shahril and Indonesian rider Arbi Aditama.
Many riders who have been part of Dorna’s team have already made the move into the MotoGP™ World Championship paddock, with Indonesian rider Mario Aji and former BTC Champion Scott Ogden two of the most recent. They follow in the footsteps of the likes of the first ever Grand Prix winner from Thailand, Somkiat Chantra, and his Idemitsu Honda Team Asia teammate and fellow Moto2™ frontrunner Ai Ogura, as well as the likes of Grand Prix winners Ayumu Sasaki and Kaito Toba).
Dorna also brings sponsors to the table for the riders, teams and competitions, assisting youngsters who would otherwise be unable to pursue a career in racing.
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The Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™, the Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup, the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and the R&G British Talent Cup are the ultimate stepping-stones for talented riders looking to make the leap into the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.
Junior Talent Team project
Four talented riders compete in the Finetwork FIM JuniorGP™, giving them the ideal environment to keep progressing their racing skills.
We care about talent
The aim of this projects is training and promoting promising young riders, facilitating access to the sport for all youngsters with maximum safety guarantees and cost reduction.