After an intensive communications campaign in collaboration with key circuits across Asia, national federations, motorcycle riding schools and additional partners, more than 400 riders from 22 countries have applied for the chance to race in the 2022 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup.
Their applications have now been analysed by the Selection Committee and 100 riders from 10 countries have been shortlisted for an invite to the 2022 Selection Event. Comprising six female candidates and 94 male, they hail from Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Subject to the evolution of the pandemic and approval from the necessary authorities, the Selection Event is set to take place on the 26th and 27th of October at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. There, the shortlisted riders must demonstrate their skills and riding ability around Sepang Karting Circuit. The Selection Committee will then meet to analyse all the data and determine the final riders chosen to participate in the 2022 Cup, as well as a list of reserve riders.
The shortlist of candidates who are invited to the Selection Event can be found attached below.Riders attending the event will be required to comply with the health protocols in place in order to attend. Each candidate will get an e-mail explaining these, and is urged to read the information carefully and make sure to comply with each deadline.