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This season's Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup will now kick-off at the Portuguese Grand Prix as the series continues its longstanding tradition of being part of the first European Grand Prix of the year. From there, the series will have races at Jerez, Mugello, the Sachsenring, the Kymiring, the Red Bull Ring before closing out the year at MotorLand Aragon.
Ahead of their 15th season, a packed entry list has also been revealed and it includes a wide range of nationalities. No fewer than 16 different countries from four different continents will be represented making the 2021 Cup one of the most diverse yet.
Joining the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for their debut years are Harrison Voight (Australia), Freddie Heinrich (Germany), Jakob Rosenthaler (Austria), Soma Görbe (Hungary), Eddie O'Shea (Great Britain), Cormac Buchanan (New Zealand), Filippo Farioli (Italy), Demis Mihaila (Italy) and Diogo Moreira (Brazil).
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Meanwhile, some of the leading contenders in the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship remain to fight for glory. Spain's Dani Holgado will be one of the favourites, as will Colombia's David Alonso, fresh from a blockbuster 2020 that saw him clinch the European Talent Cup title.
Former Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup front-runners, Thailand's Tatchakorn Buasri, Indonesia's Mario Aji and Japan's Sho Nishimura, will all be strong contenders too, as will 2019 British Talent Cup Champion Scott Ogden and the winner of the inaugural Northern Talent Cup, Soma Görbe.
All 26 riders will get the chance to acclimatise themselves with their 2020 KTM machines at a three-day pre-season test at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve from the 9th to the 11th of April.
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