Published on 09 Dec 2010 by Toni M.
Getting into motorcycle racing isn’t easy for hopeful and ambitious youngsters, it’s expensive and can take a big bite out of a family’s budget, (when Loris Capirossi started, his parents mortgaged the family house) unless you a have a big named mentor to put in good word for you and you’ve already picked up some sponsorship backing by helmet or gear companies.
The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup has been in action for five years and helps kids from all over the world ease into the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing (while Spain is way ahead of anyone in the world, on forming upcoming riders) and now Infront , who runs the World Superbike Championship, realizing how important it is to find new talent internationally, is doing the same thing.
They’ll be launching the European Junior Cup for 14 to 17-year-olds (who have held a competition license for at least one year in either road racing, motocross, enduro, supermoto, trials or minimoto) and the complete package will cost 18.950 euro and includes:
• Race prepared Kawasaki Ninja 250 R and pit equipment
• Transport of motorcycle to all rounds
• Entry fees, tyres and fuel
• Riding equipment and team wear
• Hospitality at the Junior Cup paddock village
• Technical support
• Race coaching from star riders and an active coaching programme throughout the season
• Pre season training camp in Guadix, Spain.
The series will race at the following circuits:
• Assen (15-17 April)
• Monza (6-8 May)
• Aragon (17-19 June)
• Silverstone (29-31 July)
• Nurburgring (2-4 September)
• Magny-Cours (30 September - 2 October)