The Road to MotoGP™ expands into Latin America

Two new competitions sign up for the programme, rising its achieve all over the world

Dorna Sports is thrilled to announce two additions to the Road to MotoGP™: the FIM MiniGP Latin America Series and the Latin America Talent Cup. The two sequence set in movement a brand new generation for bike racing ability around the continent of South America and past, providing younger riders precious alternatives to sign up for the Road to MotoGP™. 

Riders from 20 international locations will likely be eligible to take part in each the FIM MiniGP Latin America Series and the Latin America Talent Cup: Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina. 20 federations from round Latin America will likely be in control of settling on the riders who will race in each and every festival.  

Latin America Talent Cup:

The usual Latin America Talent Cup calendar will likely be six rounds comprising 12 races. Riders will likely be elderly from 14 to 21 years of age, with a grid measurement of 25. 

The festival will start close to the top of 2023 as the primary spherical takes position along WorldSBK’s anticipated go back to San Juan Villicum in Argentina, and the calendar then follows its long run time table because it continues into 2024, with the primary spherical of the season deliberate for March on the Autodromo Internacional de Codegua in Chile. The Cup then visits Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina along MotoGP™, prior to two rounds in Brazil on the Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna in Goiânia and the Circuito dos Cristais in Curvelo.  

The most sensible 3 riders within the Latin America Talent Cup gets the danger to happen within the Selection Event for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The Champion of the Latin America Talent Cup may also get promoted into the SSP300 elegance within the CIV (Italian nationwide Championship) as a part of the GP3 AD11 group. 

FIM MiniGP Latin America Series:

The FIM MiniGP Latin America Series will start in 2023, and in step with necessities to develop into a part of the FIM MiniGP World Series, will see 15 riders between 10 and 14-years-old competing on equivalent Ohvale GP-0 160 equipment. 

The calendar will run from March to October, with 5 occasions throughout 3 international locations: Argentina, Brazil and Chile.  

The 190cc FIM MiniGP Latin America Series will start in 2025, offering the next move at the ladder for many who compete within the maiden 12 months of the 160cc Series and the hyperlink between access stage and the following steps at the Road to MotoGP™. The most sensible riders within the 2023 160cc FIM MiniGP Latin America Series will likely be promoted to the 190cc Series, and the highest riders within the 190cc Series into the Latin America Talent Cup. 

Both the Latin America Talent Cup and the FIM MiniGP Latin America Series will likely be run through GP3 Sport as promoter, in collaboration with FIM Latin America and as a part of Dorna’s Road to MotoGP.  They may also rely at the toughen of rider trainer Leandro “Tati” Mercado, present WorldSBK rider.  

Pedro Venturo, President of FIM Latin America: “FIM Latin America is always searching for the best projects to develop motorcycling in the region. To be able to see these projects become a reality for Latin America fills us with pride and satisfaction, and we’re sure they will prove beneficial for riders across the region.”

Antonio D’Angelo, GP3 Sport: “We couldn’t be happier with this project. This is something we’ve been working on for a while – to be able to unite 20 different countries from across Latin America, giving riders the chance to compete equally and provide different options to allow them to reach the top levels of motorcycle racing. It’s something unique. With the help of Dorna and FIM Latin America we will be able to provide all the necessary tools in order to develop and grow Latin American riders.” 

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna Sports CEO: “We’re thrilled to see the Road to MotoGP make bigger into Latin America, including a brand new area to the programme and offering an unbelievable alternative for hundreds of younger riders. Our challenge with the Road to MotoGP is to make our recreation as available as we in all probability can, and we’re proud to toughen and develop this distinctive programme in motorsport. Accessibility breeds equality and we glance ahead to seeing the Latin America Talent Cup and FIM MiniGP Latin America sequence upload this type of treasured step in our international ladder.”

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