2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Calendar Announced
The 2016 schedule for the third edition of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup has been revealed, featuring 12 races.
The successful Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup will enters its third year in 2016, in this short time the Cup has already produced a World Championship rider in Adam Norrodin.
2016 will once again see the championship contested over six rounds in five different countries each round hosting two races.
Sepang will see the season kick off with two days of testing in February before the Cup heads to Thailand to race alongside the WorldSBK Championship.
Qatar will host races three and four from March, the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup racing alongside the MotoGP World Championship.
Mid-May will see the Cup riders return to Sepang for their first races at the Malaysian circuit, once again alongside the WorldSBK Championship before heading to the Zhuhai circuit in China. This race will run with the highly popular Pan Delta event.
The final two rounds of the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup season will see the youngsters follow the MotoGP riders to Motegi and Sepang in October for last four races. 12 races and ample practice time offer riders a chance to learn the tracks and continue to improve their race craft
Date Event Type Coinciding Event Circuit Country
- 9 th – 10th February Test None Sepang Malaysia
- 11th – 13th March Races 1&2 WorldSBK Thailand Buriram Thailand
- 17th – 20th March Races 3&4 MotoGP Qatar Losail Qatar
- 13th – 15th May Races 5&6 WorldSBK Malaysia Sepang Malaysia
- 16th – 18th September Races 7&8 Pan Delta Zhuhai China
- 14th – 16th October Races 9&10 MotoGP Japan Motegi Japan
- 28th – 30th October Races 11&12 MotoGP Malaysia Sepang Malaysia
2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup entry list
The 21 riders that will take part in the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup have been announced.
After holding the official Selection Event on October 21st in Sepang the list of the 13 new riders who will participate in the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup can be found below, along with the riders who will return to the series from the 2015 edition.
Indonesia is the country with the most riders (7), followed by Japan (6), Malaysia (4), Thailand (1), China (1), Australia’s single entry is Tom Edwards and for the first time India will also have a competitior in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.
- Kazuki Masaki (Japan)
- Ai Ogura (Japan)
- Ryusei Yamanaka (Japan)
- Shengjunjie Zhou (China)
- Gerry Salim (Indonesia)
- Andi Izdihar (Indonesia)
- Somkiat Chantra (Thailand)
- Azroy Anuar (Malaysia)
- Shogo Kawasaki (Japan)
- Yuki Kunii (Japan)
- Riku Sugawara (Japan)
- Alif Utama (Indonesia)
- Irfan Ardiansyah (Indonesia)
- Faldhan Mardani (Indonesia)
- Basyiruddin Mashuri (Indonesia)
- Dwiki Suparta (Indonesia)
- Hakim Rizal (Malaysia)
- Khairul Ajis (Malaysia)
- Izam Ikmal (Malaysia)
- Tom Edwards (Australia)
- Ahamed Yanseen (India)