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Are you aged 12-20 and want to kick start your Road Racing career? Applications open soon for an incredible opportunity to be selected as part of the Asia Talent Cup - the Road to MotoGP™!

Registration for the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup 2019 opens on 13 July.

The wait is almost over for young riders in Asia and Oceania, with registration for the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup set to open soon. From 13 July, talents from across both continents can apply to get on the Road to MotoGP™ and follow in the footsteps of recent Champions, with the IATC's record since 2014 making for an incredible success story.

The Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is a fantastic way to begin your career in racing, with a calendar that takes in some incredible circuits and races alongside MotoGP™ and WorldSBK. Competing on identical Honda NSF250R Moto3™ machines, the level of competition is high, making the IATC the perfect environment in which to hone riding skills and racecraft.

Enrolment and selection

Registration opens at on 13 July and closes on 12 August 2018. Once prospective participants have applied online, their application will be considered and they may be invited to the Selection Event in October.

The Selection Event will take place at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October, just before the 2018 Malaysian Grand Prix. There, our panel of experts will put applicants through their paces and the best will be offered the chance to join the 2019 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and start their Road to MotoGP™.

Important information

There's no minimum level of experience required from prospective competitors, but a certain skill level must be shown. Previous experience could include dirt-track, motocross, scooter or mini bike racing, but the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup searches for talent, not experience.

Applicants must be born between 1 January 1998 and 1 February 2006.

From all the candidates who register between 13 July and 12 August, the list of those selected to attend the Selection Event will be published on the 12 of September 2018.

Key dates

Registration opens: 13 July 2018 (online at
Registration closes: 12 August 2018
Publication of the list for the Selection Event: 12 September 2018 (
Selection Event: 30-31 October, Sepang International Circuit

Applications are open to riders from NZ, Australia and Asia.

For more information go to or download the flyer here.


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