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Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup: Riders chosen for Sepang pre-selection event

The 188 riders who have been successful in their applications to participate in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup pre-selection event to be held at the Sepang International Circuit next week, after the Malaysian MotoGP round, has now been published.

The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup selection will take place at the Go-Kart Track at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). Due to a high number of inscriptions the selected riders have been divided into two racing selection days – Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th. Each group of 10 riders will have two 15-minutes slots to show their abilities. Some of the riders may then be asked to stay also for final evaluation of their performance and participate at additional track sessions on Wednesday, October 16th.

Click here to see further details of the selection event and see the full list of participants.

The 22 most talented riders who eventually make it through from the pre-selection event will race in the 2014 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup with rounds taking place in Qatar, Indonesia (Sentul), China, Japan (Motegi), Malaysia, as well as in India (Buddh Circuit) – either on MotoGP™ or SBK race weekends or in independent events.

The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup is an exciting new competition for 2014, which will act as a feeder series to the world of motorcycle racing. The new project aims to give riders from the Asian region a formal path into competitive road racing.

The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup has already generated huge interest across the Asian motorcycle racing community and with an influx of entries from talented young candidates being reviewed rider by rider before the pre-selection event shortlist was released.

Led in-part by renowned and successful talent scout Alberto Puig, responsible for such talents as Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa and the leader of the successful MotoGP™ Academy, the competition will see Asia’s stars of the future participate in a six-race series in 2014 on Honda NSF250R Moto3 machines.

Run by Dorna, the organizers of the MotoGP™ World Championship and the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, as well as co-organizer of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the competition will provide a spotlight for the most talented young riders in Asia.

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