Asia Talent Cup 2019

After another incredible season of the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, which in 2018 saw young Australian Billy Van Eerde take the Title, 2019 is already appearing on the horizon and the calendar and entry list for the sixth season have now been revealed.

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Billy Van Eerde – 2018 Asia Talent Cup Champion

Candidates from the Selection Event at Sepang join those who return from 2018, creating another incredible grid of competitors gearing up for six more race weekends in 2019.

Asia Talent Cup Sepang Start
Asia Talent Cup – Sepang

Six countries are represented on the provisional entry list: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Australia and Indonesia.

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Billy Van Eerde – 2018 Asia Talent Cup Champion – #19

Seven of the youngsters rode in the Cup last season and return, with 14 new faces joining them on the grid. 

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Jacob Roulstone receives the news he made it through the main cut earlier this year – Asia Talent Cup 2019

Aussie youngsters Jacob Roulstone and Harrison Voight are two of the youngest to make it through the selection process while Luke Power also made the final cut after originally being named as a reserve rider. 

Asia Talent Cup Selections Harrison Voight
Harrison Voight – Asia Talent Cup 2019

The first race weekend of the year sees the Cup racing alongside MotoGP at the Grand Prix of Qatar from the 8th to 10th March, and the season begins with a back-to-back bang as the IATC then heads for Buriram in Thailand the weekend after.

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Motegi Asia Talent Cup 2018

The next date is the Cup’s first visit to Sepang International Circuit as they race as part of the Malaysian Superbike Championship from the 14th to 16th June, and then there’s a summer break before the second half of the season kicks off at Buriram alongside MotoGP from the 4th to 6th October.

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Asia Talent Cup – Sepang 2018

The Cup then heads for the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan two weeks later, before the season finale once again takes place at Sepang and another exciting season concludes in early November.

Asia Talent Cup Billy Van Eerde Relief
Billy Van Eerde – 2018 Asia Talent Cup Champion
2019 Entry List
Sel N. Rider Name Nat. Age D.O.B Cm Kg
S 2 Rei Wakamatsu Jpn 12 2-Mar-06 146 36
18 3 Sho Nishimura Jpn 16 15-Nov-01 161 53
18 4 Afridza Syach Munandar Ina 18 13-Aug-99 158 52
18 5 Tachtakorn Buarsi Tha 17 26-Mar-00 165 44
S 6 Warit Thongnoppakun Tha 19 13-Apr-99 174 52
S 7 Muhammad Hildhan Kusuma Ina 16 18-Apr-02 170 53
S 8 Ryosuke Bando Jpn 15 28-Dec-02 170 51
S 9 Muhammad Idil Fitri Bin Mahadi Mal 15 14-Nov-02 164 47
S 10 Herjun Atna Firdaus Ina 14 20-Jun-04 170 50
18 11 Takuma Matsuyama Jpn 13 9-Nov-04 152 40
S 12 Jacob John Roulstone Aus 13 4-Feb-05 157 36
S 13 Muhammad Syarifuddin Bin Azman Mal 16 24-Nov-01 163 51
S 14 Shoki Igarashi Jpn 16 20-Aug-02 160 46
S 15 Piyawat Patoomyos Tha 19 17-Mar-99 168 57
18 16 Mohammad Adenanta Putra Ina 13 21-Apr-04 163 40
S 17 Kadir Erbay Tur 12 28-Jun-06 170 48
S 18 Harrison Samuel Voight Aus 12 12-May-06 149 41
S 19 Luke Power Aus 13 30-Nov-04 162 52
S 20 Abdul Gofar Mutaqim Ina 14 7-Oct-04 170 49
18 21 M. Danial Syahmi Bin A.S Mal 15 23-Nov-02 167 53
18 23 Kopchai Sae-Liw Tha 18 8-Mar-99 165 46
Reserve Riders
/ 27 Muhammad Aiman Bin Azman Mal 18 2-Aug-00 168 59
/ 76 Shota Kiuchi Jpn 15 5-Apr-03 164 54

 

2019 Calendar
Date Event Type Coinciding Event Circuit Country
Feb 9th & 10th Test None Sepang Malaysia
Mar 8th-10th Races 1 & 2 MotoGP Of Qatar Losail Qatar
Mar 15th-17th Races 3 & 4 WorldSBK Of Thailand Buriram Thailand
Jun 14th-16th Races 5 & 6 Mal Superbike Championship   Sepang Malaysia
Oct 4th-6th Races 7 & 8 MotoGP Of Thailand Buriram Thailand
Oct 18th-20th   Races 9 & 10 MotoGP Of Japan Motegi Japan
Nov 1st-3rd Races 11 & 12    MotoGP Of Malaysia Sepang Malaysia

 

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