Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced the Junior Road Race Academy and Oceania Rookies Cup, an all-inclusive program for young aspiring junior riders from all nations.
The Oceania Rookies Cup is a Junior Road Race Academy aimed at developing Oceania’s next road racing stars. It will provide young riders with everything they need to take to the track, opening the pathway to the next generation racers through an exciting experience. The belief in the program is so strong that FIM are supporting the Oceania Rookies Cup for multiple years through FIM Oceania.
Featuring as part of the ASBK Championship, the six round Oceania Rookies Cup will kick off at the 2019 Official ASBK Test before following a nationwide program around the country.
As a truly interactive development academy, those participating will be coached by former MotoGP superstars, developing their riding styles while gaining unique insight into the art of race craft. In addition, off track activities will include media and PR development and a focus on developing the true value of good sportsmanship.
Who can apply
Competitors aged between 11 to under 16 years of age (as of January 1st, 2019) can register their interest to be a part of the first ever Oceania Rookies Cup season.
Entries for 1 x Official ASBK Test
Entries for 6 x Rounds of the program
Garage space at each round
Loan of a race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 *
Transportation of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 to each event
Pre-event service of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 and onsite technical support at each event
New race tyres for each round (wets when required)
Up to $1000 spare parts budget
Full racing gear supplied including Oceania Rookies Cup signature leathers, helmet, boots and gloves – and it’s all yours to keep
Oceania Rookies Cup team uniform
$7750 AUD (excluding travel and accommodation) for the entire season! * Loan of a race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15
Martin Port – Motorcycling Australia Operations Director
“The official launch of the Oceania Rookies Cup is a very exciting chapter for Motorcycling Australia. This is a long-term vision that is finally coming to fruition. There is no denying the importance of a Junior Road Race Academy for our region, and the positive impact it will have on sport’s future. It will be the pathway to finding our next world champion, while opening the sport to a whole new generation. The aim of the project is to make the sport so much more accessible, with all the support, both on and off the track. It’s more than just a racing class, it is designed as a true Junior Development Academy. With everyone using the same bike and tyres talent will surely rise to the top.”
Supporting the program from the outset, FIM Oceania shared MA’s vision for the Oceania Rookies Cup and have confirmed their support for the Junior Road Race Academy for the next three years. A relationship that will surely open up pathways to the international motorcycle racing scene.
Glen Williams – President FIM Oceania
“We are very pleased to announce that FIM Oceania has supported the Oceania Rookies Cup. FIM Oceania has been working diligently with Motorcycling Australia, Motorcycling New Zealand and the FIM to ensure long-term support of this fantastic program. It is an exciting time for our Junior Road Racers, and we are confident that the Oceania Rookies Cup is the beginnings of a pathway to global competition for up and coming riders. This grassroots investment fits extremely well with FIM Oceania’s policy to support and encourage youth in our sport wherever possible.”
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