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 13th 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 https://www.asiatalentcup.com/ on 13th July and the application period closes on 12th 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 30th
and Wednesday 31st 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™.
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 January 1st, 1998 and February 1st, 2006.
From all the candidates who register between 13th July and 12th August, the list of those selected
to attend the Selection Event will be published on the 12th of September 2018.
Registration opens: July 13th, 2018 (online at www.asiatalentcup.com)
Registration closes: August 12th, 2018
Publication of the list for the Selection Event: September 12th, 2018 (www.asiatalentcup.com)
Selection Event: 30th & 31st October, Sepang International Circuit