Prospective competitors who meet eligibility requirements can now apply to participate in the 2023 North America Talent Cup. Applicants will have until January 31st, 2023 to submit their candidacy.
The 2023 race calendar will include up to seven rounds. Races will take place within the continental United States. The NATC is an official Road to MotoGP™ project that runs alongside MotoGP™ and MotoAmerica at select events.
Riders from all nationalities can apply, but the NATC aims to discover talent from across North America. After only one season, NATC alumni have already gone on to be selected for the Red Bull Rookies Cup, as well as for national race teams.
In its second season in 2023, the NATC grid will be limited to 22 entrants. Riders must be born between January 1st, 2004, and February 28th, 2009, to be a minimum age of 14 before the first round. Riders from different racing backgrounds can apply, with no road racing experience necessary as other disciplines can also translate into road racing success.
Individual riders can apply, but they must choose a team name and have a team manager. Riders must also have at least one mechanic and a legal guardian.
Any team application should specify a team manager, who will be the main contact with the organization, and can be comprised a rider and two mechanics. Mechanics can be family members or acquaintances.
To apply, please visit: www.northamericatalentcup.com
About NATC The NATC is a one-make spec-series of teams and riders, using the successful Northern Talent Cup as a blueprint. The limit on entries is 20 riders between 14 and 16 years of age in 2023. The spec-motorcycle will be the Aprilia RS250 SP2; a machine developed by Aprilia in partnership with Ohvale and proven to offer a competitive platform for developing talent. The NATC is designed to create close competition in a cost-effective manner. The NATC will race throughout the continental U.S., with seven designated rounds taking place alongside MotoGP™, MotoAmerica™, and select clubs.
About the FIM North America FIM North America is one of six Continental Unions (CONUs) recognized as geographical subdivisions and accountable to the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). It was founded in 1998. The national federations who are members of FIM North America are, by virtue of their geographical area and their membership in the FIM, the American Motorcyclist Association and the Canadian Motorcycle Association. FIM North America establishes an annual calendar of Continental Championship events and other activities and declares champions in designated disciplines and classes. Its member federations issue CONU licenses to riders participating in FIM NA events as well as those who are participating in Continental Championship events organized in other CONUs. For more information, visit fim-northamerica.com.