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
SelN.Rider NameNat.AgeD.O.BCmKg
S2Rei WakamatsuJpn122-Mar-0614636
183Sho NishimuraJpn1615-Nov-0116153
184Afridza Syach MunandarIna1813-Aug-9915852
185Tachtakorn BuarsiTha1726-Mar-0016544
S6Warit ThongnoppakunTha1913-Apr-9917452
S7Muhammad Hildhan KusumaIna1618-Apr-0217053
S8Ryosuke BandoJpn1528-Dec-0217051
S9Muhammad Idil Fitri Bin MahadiMal1514-Nov-0216447
S10Herjun Atna FirdausIna1420-Jun-0417050
1811Takuma MatsuyamaJpn139-Nov-0415240
S12Jacob John RoulstoneAus134-Feb-0515736
S13Muhammad Syarifuddin Bin AzmanMal1624-Nov-0116351
S14Shoki IgarashiJpn1620-Aug-0216046
S15Piyawat PatoomyosTha1917-Mar-9916857
1816Mohammad Adenanta PutraIna1321-Apr-0416340
S17Kadir ErbayTur1228-Jun-0617048
S18Harrison Samuel VoightAus1212-May-0614941
S19Luke PowerAus1330-Nov-0416252
S20Abdul Gofar MutaqimIna147-Oct-0417049
1821M. Danial Syahmi Bin A.SMal1523-Nov-0216753
1823Kopchai Sae-LiwTha188-Mar-9916546
Reserve Riders
/27Muhammad Aiman Bin AzmanMal182-Aug-0016859
/76Shota KiuchiJpn155-Apr-0316454

 

2019 Calendar
DateEvent TypeCoinciding EventCircuitCountry
Feb 9th & 10thTestNoneSepangMalaysia
Mar 8th-10thRaces 1 & 2MotoGP Of QatarLosailQatar
Mar 15th-17thRaces 3 & 4WorldSBK Of ThailandBuriramThailand
Jun 14th-16thRaces 5 & 6Mal Superbike Championship  SepangMalaysia
Oct 4th-6thRaces 7 & 8MotoGP Of ThailandBuriramThailand
Oct 18th-20th  Races 9 & 10MotoGP Of JapanMotegiJapan
Nov 1st-3rdRaces 11 & 12   MotoGP Of MalaysiaSepangMalaysia

 

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