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ADAC launches new motorcycle racing series

ADAC launches new motorcycle racing series

The ADAC launches a new motorcycle junior championship in 2016 to bring through young German talent

The ADAC launches a new motorcycle junior championship in 2016. In the ADAC Northern Europe Cup, Moto3 bikes in the Grand Prix and Standard category are going to run mainly on Grand Prix circuits. Seven events with eight races in total are planned, which will take place exclusively within high-level international racing series such as MotoGP, Motul FIM World Superbike Championship, MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship or German Speedweek.

ADAC Sport President Hermann Tomczyk: “The ADAC Northern Europe Cup is the perfect connection for talents progressing from ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM. The young riders are able to gain early experience on Grand Prix tracks, which they need for their future in Red Bull Rookies Cup or the Moto3 World Championship. With the focus on Northern Europe we establish an attractive platform for young riders on international level.”

ADAC Northern Europe Cup Wolfgang Srb, President of the Motorcycle Federation FIM Europe: “Affordable motorcycle racing sport is the order of the day, especially in difficult economic times like this. Therefor I’m pleased about the initiative of the ADAC Munich and wish all the riders lots of success.”

The first five racing weekend dates have been set. The Northern Europe Cup will support the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Silverstone (UK) from 8th to 10th April 2016 and at the Assen Grand Prix circuit from 30th September to 2nd October. Also, the young riders will start at the Motul FIM World Superbike Championship in the Netherlands from 15 to 17 April.

The racing weekend supporting the German MotoGP round from 15th to 17th July at the Sachsenring will be one of the highlights. In 2015, there was already a pilot project for the Northern Europe Cup at the GP circuit in Saxony, whose success led to the launch of the new series in the coming season. From 26th to 28th August, the Moto3 riders will start in an international environment again within the Endurance World Championship at the German Speedweek in Oschersleben.

“Besides familiarizing themselves with the tracks, the ADAC Northern Europe Cup riders can move into the limelight at the international racing weekends and attract the attention of important key persons and sponsors to promote their motor sport careers,” said Dieter Porsch, Head of ADAC Motorcycle Racing & Coordination.

The ADAC Northern Europe Cup will consist of a Standard and a GP class. In the GP class, any bikes can be used up to GP specifications. The Standard class is the category for standard Honda NSF250 bikes, with only minor alterations allowed. The winner in the overall standings in the Standard class will be awarded the national title "Deutscher Meister". Moreover, the riders will compete for prize money provided by the series partners. From now interested riders of at least 14 years of age can register at to take part in the 2016 ADAC Northern Europe Cup.

In the course of re-establishing the ADAC Northern Europe Cup the ADAC withdraws his Moto3 activities from the 'Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaft' (IDM).


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