A new era is coming for the Northern Talent Cup in 2024, and prospective teams and riders can now apply to join the grid! Registration is open at northerntalentcup.com until the 31st of December for all those looking to take their place on the Road to MotoGP™.
The NTC switches to Honda NSF250 R machinery from 2024, bringing it in line with similar competitions such as the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, and like much of the Road to MotoGP™ the Cup also welcomes Pirelli as tyre supplier. A number of fast faces from the NTC have already graduated into the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup on the next step on the Road to MotoGP™, and there’s now another year of opportunities up for grabs.
The 2024 NTC grid will be limited to 26 entrants and riders must be born between January 1st, 2005, and February 28th, 2010, 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. All nationalities can also apply, but the NTC aims to discover talent from across northern and central Europe.
If individual riders apply, they must also 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 organisation, and the team can comprise a rider and two mechanics. Mechanics can also be family members or acquaintances.
Applications open: 15th October 2023
Application deadline: 31st December 2023
Confirmation of full time riders: 19th January 2024