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Valencia Test to start 2010 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup preparations

Valencia Test to start 2010 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup preparations

The 2010 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season preparations start in earnest in Valencia next week with the official pre-season Test over three days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, April 12th, 13th and 15th.

25 of the world’s fastest teenagers will be on track, some riding the 125 Grand Prix KTM bikes for the first time while others reacquaint themselves with the machines they raced last year. The race season starts in Jerez as part of the Spanish Grand Prix with races on Saturday and Sunday May 1st and 2nd.

The ten-race Cup is also featured in the Grands Prix at Mugello, Assen, Sachsenring and Brno before the season finale at Misano. Every round except the Italian ones at Mugello and Misano feature two races in the GP weekends.

This year 15 nations are represented, from as far afield as Japan, Australia and Brazil plus the length and breadth of Europe, from Sweden to Italy, from the Czech Republic to Spain.

The last three years have already shown that the best of the Rookies get the chance to move on to the 125 Grand Prix category and both Jakub Kornfeil and Sturla Fagerhaug, first and second in last year's Cup, have made that step for the 2010 season. While they and other ex-Rookies contest the first 125GP of 2010 in Qatar their successors are heading for Valencia and the Rookies Test.

Right behind the 2010 Rookies are those who have already set out on the Road to Rookies Cup for 2011. More about both can be found on the website at, and once the action starts in Valencia news bulletins will be on Twitter.

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