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Oceania Rookies Cup Set to Revolutionise Junior Road Racing

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SEP 21, 2018: Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) is excited to announce a game changing Junior Road Race Academy that is set to take the Oceania region by storm! Making its Australasian Road Racing debut is the Oceania Rookies Cup, a phenomenal all-inclusive program for young aspiring junior riders from all nations. 
The Oceania Rookies Cup is a Junior Road Race Academy aimed at developing Oceania's next road racing stars. It will provide young riders with everything they need to take to the track, opening the pathway to the next generation racers through an exciting experience. The belief in the program is so strong that FIM are supporting the Oceania Rookies Cup for multiple years through FIM Oceania.
Featuring as part of the Australian Superbike Championship, the six round Oceania Rookies Cup will kick off at the 2019 Official ASBK Test before following an Australian wide racing program around the country.

As a truly interactive development academy, those participating will be coached by former MotoGP superstars, developing their riding styles while gaining a truly unique insight into the art of race craft. In addition, off track activities will include media and PR development and a focus on developing the true value of good sportsmanship.

Who can apply:

  • Competitors from all FIM countries including MNZ riders aged between 11 to under 16 years of age (as of January 1st, 2019) can register their interest to be a part of the first ever Oceania Rookies Cup season.

What’s included:

  • Entries for 1 x Official ASBK Test
  • Entries for 6 x Rounds of the program
  • Garage space at each round
  • Loan of a race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 *
  • Transportation of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 to each event
  • Pre-event service of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 and onsite technical support at each event
  • New race tyres for each round (wets when required)
  • Up to $1000 spare parts budget
  • Full racing gear supplied including Oceania Rookies Cup signature leathers, helmet, boots and gloves – and it’s all the yours to keep
  • Oceania Rookies Cup team uniform

All this yours for only AUD $7,750 (excluding travel and accommodation) for the entire season!  *Loan of a race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15

MNZ General Manager Virginia Henderson says: “This is an awesome opportunity for young New Zealand riders to get involved in road racing at a much younger age than previously. It’s great to see our close collaboration with MA resulting in this exciting development pathway for our young talent. and The exposure to highly impressive ASBK Championship will be an invaluable learning opportunity.”

Motorcycling Australia Operations Director Martin Port shared; “The official launch of the Oceania Rookies Cup is a very exciting chapter for Motorcycling Australia and the region. This is a long-term vision that is finally coming to fruition. There is no denying the importance of a Junior Road Race Academy for our region, and the positive impact it will have on sport’s future. It will be the pathway to finding our next world champion, while opening the sport to a whole new generation.

"The aim of the project is to make the sport so much more accessible, with all the support, both on and off the track. It’s more than just a racing class, it is designed as a true Junior Development Academy. With everyone using the same bike and tyres talent will surely rise to the top," Port finished. 

Supporting the program from the outset, FIM Oceania shared MA’s vision for the Oceania Rookies Cup and have confirmed their support for the Junior Road Race Academy for the next three years. A relationship that will surely open up pathways to the international motorcycle racing scene for riders on both sides of the Tasman.

Glen Williams President FIM Oceania; “We are very pleased to announce that FIM Oceania has supported the Oceania Rookies Cup. FIM Oceania has been working diligently with Motorcycling Australia, Motorcycling New Zealand and the FIM to ensure long-term support of this fantastic program.

“It is an exciting time for our Junior Road Racers, and we are confident that the Oceania Rookies Cup is the beginnings of a pathway to global competition for up and coming riders. This grassroots investment fits extremely well with FIM Oceania’s policy to support and encourage youth in our sport wherever possible.”

Opportunity to Register your Interest is now available!
Head to and fill out your details today. The opportunity will close October 31st, so don’t miss out!

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