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MotoGP Academy looking for new talent

MotoGP Academy looking for new talent

MotoGP Academy looking for new talent

The MotoGP Academy project, which aims at training and developing potential Grand Prix riders, will organize a test on Sunday at the Valencia circuit, in Spain, gathering 21 young riders from eight different countries.

During this test, supervised by former rider Alberto Puig, the riders will be evaluated with the most promising candidates being offered the opportunity to join the 2006 MotoGP Academy line-up. The entry list for the test is made up of four Germans, four Britons, two Frenchmen, a Bulgarian, a Swede, six Spaniards, two Australians and a Japanese rider, the youngest entrant being just 12 years old.

The MotoGP Academy was founded in 2005 by MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports and launched several youngsters into the Spanish 125cc Championship. The experiment proved successful with Briton Bradley Smith, who snatched victories in the last three rounds of the series, narrowly missing out on the title in what is considered one of the most competitive national 125cc championships.

MotoGP, 2005

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