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2021 Oceania Junior Cup rider line-up announced

Australia's future motorsport stars will compete in the latest edition of the bLU cRU OJC

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The 2021 bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup (OJC) will see a full field of Australia’s future racing stars battle for victory in the nation’s premier junior road racing academy; as part of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul.

Officially supported by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), FIM Oceania and recognised by Dorna Sports sl, as part of the Road to MotoGP program, the OJC program is already proving to be the international springboard it was intended to be.

2021 will see 13 new riders join the OJC family, with all 20 riders lining-up on track at Round 1 of the ASBK at the Australian All Wheels Race Fest, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, February 19-21.

The youngest rider joining the paddock is 11-year-old Elijah Andrew from Marayong NSW, with the eldest being newcomer Tate McClure, 15, from Mitre, Victoria, and our first Tasmanian competitor, 11-year-old Oliver Skinner from Brighton.

The Oceania Junior Cup is the perfect feeder program into the ASBK Supersport 300 class and YMF R3 Cup. In addition, such is the talent in the class, riders have been selected to compete in international competitions such as the Asia Talent Cup, Red Bull Rookies Cup, and European Talent Cup.

Riders competing in the 2021 Championship are provided with a race-prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 bike, equipped with Pirelli tyres, Öhlins suspension, RK chains, Motul oil, Ricondi Motorcycle Apparel leathers and gloves, AGV helmets, TCX boots, round entries, transportation of bikes, pre-event service of bikes, technical support, spare parts budget, and OJC team uniform.

Riders competing in the 2021 championship will receive elite coaching to help develop their bike skills and technique, health and fitness, sportsmanship, and off-track activities such as media and fan engagement.

Motorcycling Australia Operations Director, Martin Port, said the full field of riders would ensure spectacular action for ASBK fans.

“It is fantastic to see the program grow from strength to strength, and to have another full grid of young talented and enthusiastic riders, who like ASBK fans, can’t wait to get the season under way,” he said.

“The bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup provides spectacular close racing, as we saw last year, and no doubt the 2021 OJC Cup will go down to the wire again with 20 riders competing to be crowned 2021 Champion.”

 

2021 bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup Field

Bike Number Name Town/State
40 Oliver Skinner Brighton, TAS
42 Riley Nauta Worongary, QLD
46 William Hunt Mulgoa Rise, NSW
41 Hudson Thompson Charmhaven, NSW
13 Marcus Hamod Bulli, NSW
66 Lachlan Moody Mt Louisa, QLD
14 Harrison Watts Cashmere, QLD
33 Jack Favelle Cattai, NSW
12 Nikolas Lakusic Forestdale, QLD
68 Ryan Larkin Gonn Crossing, VIC
48 Valentino Knezovic Ryde, NSW
93 Tate McClure Mitre, VIC
18 Elijah Andrew Marayong, NSW
65 Nate O’Neill Silkstone, QLD
26 Cameron Swain Warner, QLD
27 Toby James HMAS Cerberus, VIC
72 Levi Russo Narellan, NSW
35 Varis Fleming Beaconsfield, VIC
71 James Weaver North Gosford, NSW
29 Hayden Nelson Hillville, NSW

 

Keep up to date with the latest news on the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup here and by following OJC on Facebook and Instagram.

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