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Born to race? Asia Talent Cup applications open soon

Registration for the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup opens on 13th July

The wait is almost over for young riders in Asia and Oceania, with registration for the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup set to open soon. From 13th July, talents from across both continents can apply to get on the Road to MotoGP™ and follow in the footsteps of recent Champions, with the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup’s record since 2014 making for an incredible success story.

The Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is a fantastic way to begin your career in racing, with a calendar that takes in some incredible circuits and races alongside MotoGP™ and WorldSBK. Competing on identical Honda NSF250R Moto3™ machines, the level of competition is high – making the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup the perfect environment in which to hone riding skills and racecraft.

Enrolment and selection
Registration opens at on 13th July and the application period closes on 12th August, 2018. Once prospective participants have applied online, their application will be considered and they may be invited to the Selection Event in October.

The Selection Event will take place at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October – just before the 2018 Malaysian Grand Prix. There, our panel of experts will put applicants through their paces and the best will be offered the chance to join the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and start their Road to MotoGP™.

Important information
There’s no minimum level of experience required from prospective competitors, but a certain skill level must be shown. Previous experience could include dirt-track, motocross, scooter or mini bike racing, but the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup searches for talent, not experience.

Applicants must be born between January 1st, 1998 and February 1st, 2006.

From all the candidates who register between 13th July and 12th August, the list of those selected to attend the Selection Event will be published on the 12th of September 2018.

Key dates
Registration opens: July 13th, 2018 (online at
Registration closes: August 12th, 2018
Publication of the list for the Selection Event: September 12th, 2018 (online at
Selection Event: 30th & 31st October, Sepang International Circuit