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Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup prepares for lift off

The first ever race in the new Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup takes place this weekend in Qatar, coinciding with the start of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship.

The new project for 2014 aims to give riders from the Asian region a formal path into competitive road racing and 22 selected riders have gone through a strenuous selection and testing process to make the final entry list for the inaugural staging of the competition.

Indeed the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup riders have already run two test sessions at the Losail Circuit on Wednesday morning and they will test again on Thursday and undertake their first free practices on Friday.

On Saturday afternoon the riders will contest a half hour qualifying session, with the series’ historic first ever race taking place at 3pm local time in Qatar on Sunday, to be broadcast live via the new Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup website.

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