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Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup launched for 2008

Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup launched for 2008

Next season will see the launch of the first ever Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup and young riders wishing to apply to be part of the exciting new venture can do so now.

Next season will see the launch of the first ever Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup and young riders wishing to apply to be part of the exciting new venture can do so now.

The Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup program is designed to create a level playing field so that the best young riders from North and South America emerge at the top without the restraints of requiring financial resources or professional backing.

Based on the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Europe, the U.S. series will focus on seeking out racing talent in the Americas and will allow the young riders who apply and make it through the selection process to compete at top road racing circuits in front of race day crowds, on identical bikes – KTM RC 125 machines.

The announcement of the inaugural 2008 programme has certainly been well received by MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who commented: "It's great that Red Bull is bringing the Rookies Cup to America and is helping deserving racers get some exposure. I've been checking out the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Europe, and the level of racing is really impressive. This is a great platform for aspiring future champions and its great to see it coming to the USA."

Potential competitors from North and South America can apply for consideration to attend the Selection Event at www.redbullrookiescup.com. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2007 and applicants must be 13 to 16 years old (born between January 1, 1992 and December 31, 1994). The location and date of the Fall (Autumn) 2007 selection event will be announced shortly.

Racing experience is not a requirement, but riding experience is. The program selection will be open to motorcycle racers from all disciplines – road racing, dirt track, motocross and so on. In the selection process, riders will be chosen not only based on their results, but also on their potential, personality, racing spirit, team spirit and sense of fair play.

The stops on the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup calendar will be linked to official 2008 AMA Superbike and MotoGP events, and are selected in order to immerse the young riders in an authentic race atmosphere.

For more information, please visit:
www.redbullrookiescup.com

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX

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