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Application process opened for 2009 Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup

Application process opened for 2009 Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup

Young riders from America and beyond will have another chance to join the prestigious Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup initiative.

Applications for the second edition of the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup –the youth initiative created after the success of the MotoGP version- are currently being accepted, with hopeful candidates invited to state their case before August 15th.

KTM RC 125cc bikes, the chance to perform on a high profile stage and expert coaching from the likes of former MotoGP World Champion Kevin Schwantz are a up for grabs for those hailing from North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, aged between 13 and 17 during the 2009 season.

`The Red Bull AMA U.S Rookies Cup is an unbelievable program," says Schwantz. `The chance that these kids are being given by Red Bull and its partners is the chance of a lifetime. First-class equipment with great mechanics at some of the best tracks in the U.S. is just a small part of it. For me it´s an honor to be the kids´ coach and to represent this amazing program with 23 of the best kids I know.´

As was the case for the inaugural edition, the official on-track Selection Event will once again take place at Barber Motorsports Park this Autumn.

Racing experience is not a requirement, but motorcycle riding experience is. The program is open to young motorcycle racers from all disciplines – road racing, dirt track, motocross, etc. Potential Rookies must simply have the talent, ambition and the drive to become a world-class road racer. 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.

More information can be found at the official Red Bull Rookies website.

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