The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup is now open to entries for the 2015 edition. Entries are open to young riders from Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The SAATC is the Asian edition of the Red Bull Rookies Cup, aimed at developing talent from Asia and the southern hemisphere. The SAATC is run under the watchful eye of Alberto Puig, who is responsible for spotting the talent of many youngsters, including Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner. Below is the press release announcing that entries are open. Riders wishing to apply should follow the instructions on the SAATC website.
2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup registration period opens
Potential entrants from Asia, Australia and New Zealand have from 1st August 2014 to 5th September 2014 to submit their applications.
The 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup application period is open now and talented young riders are being invited to apply for selection, with candidates from Australia and New Zealand also eligible for participation for the second staging of the competition.
The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup is an exciting youth development competition which was launched for 2014, acting as a feeder series to the world of motorcycle racing. The 2015 project expands and aims to give riders from Asia, Australia and New Zealand a formal path into competitive road racing.
Run by Dorna, the organizers of the MotoGP™ World Championship, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship and the FIM CEV Repsol, as well as co-organizer of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the competition provides a spotlight for the most talented young riders in the region.
Co-managed by successful talent scout Alberto Puig, responsible for nurturing such talents as Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa and the leader of the successful MotoGP™ Academy, the competition will sees stars of the future participating in a multi-round series in 2015 on Honda NSF250R Moto3™ machines.
The most talented riders who make it through from the 2015 pre-selection event to be held at the Sepang International Circuit from 27th-28th October 2014, after this year’s Malaysian MotoGP round, will race in the second edition of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup next year.
Riders born between 1st January 1994 and 1st February 2002 are eligible to apply, with the enrollment period for pre-selection running from 1st August 2014 to 5th September 2014.