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By Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

New stars for the 2017 Rookies Cup – 13 race season 11

Red Bull Rookies line up for next season takes shape

Three days of excitement in Guadix, Spain for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Selection Event produced 11 names, riders invited to join the Cup for the 2017 season.

117 riders from 32 nations were originally invited and over three days they demonstrated their abilities with the invitation list announced on Thursday evening.

Riders invited from the Selection Event to the 2017 Rookies Cup:

Xavier Artigas – Spain

Lorenzo Bartalesi – Italy

Adrian Carrasco – Spain

Loran Faber – Netherlands

Gabriele Giannini – Italy

Meikon Kawakami – Brazil

Beatriz Neila – Spain

Charlie Nesbitt – England

Can Öncü – Turkey

Peetu Paavilainen – Finland

Sasha De Vits – Belgium

2017 provisional calendar

The provisional, 13 race, 2017 calendar is also announced with two races each weekend except for Misano where there is a single race.

Pre-season test

Aragon (Spain) – April 4-7


Jerez (Spain) – May 6-7

Assen (Netherlands) – June 24-25

Sachsenring (Germany) – July 15-16

Brno (Czech Republic) – August 5-6

Red Bull Ring (Austria) – August 12-13

Misano (Italy) – September 9

Aragon (Spain) – September 23-24