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Two new paths on the Road to MotoGP™ were announced in 2022: the Latin America Talent Cup and the FIM MiniGP Latin America Series. The two series set in motion a new era for motorcycle racing talent across the region, offering young riders invaluable opportunities to join the Road to MotoGP™.
Pre-inscriptions are now open for the Latin America Talent Cup, and riders who want join the grid can head to www.latinamericatalentcup.com to sign up until the 31st of January 2023. Once riders have signed up, their applications will be assessed and the successful applicants will be offered the chance to join the grid.
Riders from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Venezuela have already applied and will take their places on the grid, with more spaces available for eligible competitors looking to join them.
Who can apply?
Riders will be aged from 14 to 21 years of age. The maximum grid size will be 25.
Prospective riders must be from Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.
Where will the LATC race?
The LATC will be presented at the Gran Premio Michelin® de la República Argentina at the end of March, before competition begins alongside the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship’s Argentina round later in 2023.
The calendar then follows its future schedule as it continues into 2024, with the first round of the season planned for March at the Autodromo Internacional de Codegua in Chile. The Cup then visits Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina alongside MotoGP™, before two rounds in Brazil at the Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna in Goiânia and the Circuito dos Cristais in Curvelo.
The standard Latin America Talent Cup calendar will be six rounds comprising 12 races.
- Inscriptions open: now
- Inscriptions close: 31st January 2023