Given the recent success and notoriety of American roadracers like Joe Roberts in Moto2, Garrett Gehrloff in World Superbike, and Brandon Paasch in BSB Moto3, MotoMatters.com thought a more detailed look at the future of American roadracing was in order. So here is an introduction to the MotoAmerica Sportbike Track Gear Junior Cup, the equivalent of the Talent Cups being organized by Dorna, with the aim of encouraging and bringing on the next generation of American talent.
The 2021 MotoAmerica Sportbike Track Gear Junior Cup season is shaping up to be its most competitive in recent memory. The attraction for young riders from ages 14 to 28 is increasing along with the notoriety and success of its riders. Designed as an entry level class with small displacement motorcycles and limited modifications, the Junior Cup is an ideal launching pad for a young racers career. More on the history of the class can be found here, but as a good racer shouldn’t spend time looking back during a race, let’s look forward to the upcoming season and some of its participants.