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By British Talent Cup

Your Road to MotoGP™ starts here: BTC applications open NOW!

Registration for the 2019 British Talent Cup is now open for young riders in the British Isles to begin their journey to the top

Tags MotoGP, 2018

The British Talent Cup has become a reality in 2018, providing an opportunity like no other for young talent to progress on the Road to MotoGP™. Riders race on Honda NSF250R Moto3™ and most races take place at existing Dorna-run events - such as MotoGP™ and MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship weekends – as well as alongside the British Superbike Championship. Now, it’s that time of year again – when applications open for the next crop of young hopefuls who want to join the grid for next season.

The Road to MotoGP™ could begin today by registering to be part of the British Talent Cup. Some high-performance riding experience is required, but there is no specific minimum level of road racing experience. The BTC looks for talent and you can apply now at!

Enrolment and selection:

Prospective participants can now apply online – and the Application Form will remain available at from now until June 17th.

Once riders have applied online, they may be invited to the Selection Event in August - if our panel of experts believes they could have what it takes.

This selection program for the Cup will preface the 2018 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, where prospective riders will be put through their paces and the best offered the chance to race in the Cup in 2019.

Some important information:

For the pre-selected riders attending the selection event, no fee will be charged to participate. Riders will only need to come equipped with racing gear and pay for their trip. Riders must be citizens of a country in the British Isles and have a date of birth between January 1st, 2002 and December 31st, 2006.

As stated, some high-performance riding experience is required, but there is no specific minimum level of road racing experience. Riders who ride dirt bikes or motocross may also be developing riding skills that translate into success on tarmac, and skill is what will be tested in the selection process - not experience.

Riders that will be selected to participate in the 2019 British Talent Cup will race at no cost, they will only need to cover their travel expenses.

Dates for your diary:

Registration is now open at
Registration closes: 17th June, 2018
Confirmation: Applicants who will be invited to the selection event will be informed by July 16th.
Selection Event: 21st and 22nd August 2018.