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Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup application process open for young hopefuls

Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup application process open for young hopefuls

The selection process for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, an initiative designed to nurture young talent and give them the experience of racing in front of thousands of fans.

The selection process for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, an initiative designed to nurture young talent and give them the experience of racing in front of thousands of fans, is following up it's already successful 2007 edition with preparation for 2008. The application process is now open, with the deadline for those wanting to put their names into the hat being August 12th.

As was the case last year, applicants must be aged between 13 and 16, with riding –but not racing- experience a prerequisite. Those to receive an invitation to show their stuff will have two chances to audition, one at Sachsenring on the 29th-30th of August and another on October 24th-25th at the Adria Raceway in Italy.

The final stage of selection for the 2008 edition of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup will take place at the Paul Ricard circuit in France, with those to successfully make it through the first round invited to state their case a second time.

KTM Race Director Harald Bartol will be joined by Rookies Rider Coach August Auinger in choosing the definitive line-up for next year's competition. In addition to the new participants, a number of this year's rookies will be invited back to continue their progression.

"We'll basically do it the same way we did it last year, there will be two selections and then a final one at the end and we do it with the same bikes," explained the austrian. "I hope we get a few more people there than last year. There's an extra event at Hungaroring, there's a KTM festival there and we're doing a race there as promotion for KTM so that's an eighth race now."

To apply for the selection process for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup 2008 click here.

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