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Registration for the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is now open! Apply until the 12th of August

Applications for the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup are now open, with youngsters from Asia and Oceania now able to register online at until 12th August for their chance to get on the Road to MotoGP™.

The Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is an opportunity like no other to begin your career in racing, with a calendar that takes in MotoGP™ and WorldSBK events and visits some of the best circuits in the region. Competing on identical Honda NSF250R Moto3™ machines, the level of competition is high – making the Cup the perfect environment in which to hone riding skills and racecraft.

Enrolment and selection
Registration is now open at 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 now open 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