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Red Bull Rookies warming up for the new season in Great Britain and Germany

Red Bull Rookies warming up for the new season in Great Britain and Germany

Red Bull Rookies warming up for the new season in Great Britain and Germany

The Red Bull Rookies project to promote new young talent into Grand Prix racing has made fresh strides over the past few days, and youngsters across Europe are eagerly warming up for the new season. The final for the British Red Bull Rookie 125cc team was held at the Cartagena circuit in Spain this weekend, whilst in Germany the final entry list has been announced for the Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP.

After two days training with the current team and picking up valuable advice from Red Bull Rookie coach Robin Appleyard and seasoned MotoGP rider Jeremy McWilliams, 16 year old Jonathan Rea from Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, was selected from four finalists to join current riders Midge Smart and Guy Farbrother to contest the 2003 125cc British Championship. Rea has only ridden on a race bike three times, but he is an experienced motocross rider and has won every round of the Iris and Ulster MX championship races bar one.

$$$ Meanwhile, 24 riders were confirmed to take part in the Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP which gets underway in April, with the first of eight rounds at Hockenheim. Formerly known as the Dark Dog Challenge to MotoGP, the series organised by ADAC and Honda will feature four female racers after the announcement that 18 year old Katja Speern will replace Christian Berg, joining Jessica Baruth, Jennifer Kaulbach and Miriam Wieber in the quest to follow national icon Katja Poensgen into World Championship competition.

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125cc, 2003

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