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Applications For The 2020 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup Are Now Open

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Applications for the 2020 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup are now open, with prospective competitors from Asia and Oceania now able to register online at for their chance to get on the Road to MotoGP™. Registration closes on the 11th August. 

The Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is an opportunity like no other to begin your career in racing, with a calendar that will see them race alongside MotoGP™ and WorldSBK at some of the best tracks in the region. Riders compete on identical Honda NSF250R Moto3™ machines, creating a highlycompetitive Cup – the perfect environment in which to hone riding skills and racecraft on the Road to MotoGP™.

Enrolment and Selection

Registration is now open at until 11th August 2019, when it closes. Once prospective ATC riders have applied online, their application will be considered by our panel of experts and they may then be invited to the Selection Event at the end of October.

The Selection Event will take place in Malaysia at Sepang International Circuit on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October – just before the 2019 Malaysian Grand Prix. There, a panel of experts will put applicants through their paces and the best will be offered the chance to join the 2020 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and start their Road to MotoGP™.

Important Information

There’s no minimum level of experience required for riders, but a certain skill level must be shown. Previous experience could include dirt-track, motocross, scooter or mini bike racing, but the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is focused on searching for talent and potential, not experience.

Applicants must be born between 1st January 1999 and 1st February 2007. The list of those chosen to attend the Selection Event will be published on 10th September 2019.

Key dates

Registration now open at
Registration closes: 11th August 2019
Publication of the list for the Selection Event: 10th September 2019 (
Selection Event: 29th & 30th October 2019, Sepang International Circuit

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