The Highway to MotoGP™ expands into Latin America
Two new competitions be part of the programme, rising its attain around the globe
Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Dorna Sports activities is delighted to announce two additions to the Highway to MotoGP™: the FIM MiniGP Latin America Sequence and the Latin America Expertise Cup. The 2 sequence set in movement a brand new period for motorbike racing expertise throughout the continent of South America and past, providing younger riders invaluable alternatives to affix the Highway to MotoGP™.
Riders from 20 international locations shall be eligible to take part in each the FIM MiniGP Latin America Sequence and the Latin America Expertise 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 shall be in control of deciding on the riders who will race in every competitors.
Latin America Expertise Cup
The usual Latin America Expertise Cup calendar shall be six rounds comprising 12 races. Riders shall be aged from 14 to 21 years of age, with a grid measurement of 25.
The competitors will start close to the tip of 2023 as the primary spherical takes place alongside WorldSBK’s anticipated return to San Juan Villicum in Argentina, and the calendar then follows its future schedule 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 alongside MotoGP™, earlier than two rounds in Brazil on the Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna in Goiânia and the Circuito dos Cristais in Curvelo.
The highest three riders within the Latin America Expertise Cup will get the prospect to happen within the Choice Occasion for the Pink Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The Champion of the Latin America Expertise Cup may even get promoted into the SSP300 class within the CIV (Italian nationwide Championship) as a part of the GP3 AD11 group.
FIM MiniGP Latin America Sequence
The FIM MiniGP Latin America Sequence will start in 2023, and in step with necessities to grow to be a part of the FIM MiniGP World Sequence, will see 15 riders between 10 and 14-years-old competing on equal Ohvale GP-0 160 equipment.
The calendar will run from March to October, with 5 occasions throughout three international locations: Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
The 190cc FIM MiniGP Latin America Sequence will start in 2025, offering the subsequent step on the ladder for individuals who compete within the maiden yr of the 160cc Sequence and the hyperlink between entry degree and the subsequent steps on the Highway to MotoGP™. The highest riders within the 2023 160cc FIM MiniGP Latin America Sequence shall be promoted to the 190cc Sequence, and the highest riders within the 190cc Sequence into the Latin America Expertise Cup.
Each the Latin America Expertise Cup and the FIM MiniGP Latin America Sequence shall be run by GP3 Sport as promoter, in collaboration with FIM Latin America and as a part of Dorna’s Highway to MotoGP. They may even rely on the help of rider coach Leandro “Tati” Mercado, present WorldSBK rider.
Pedro Venturo, President of FIM Latin America: “FIM Latin America is all the time looking for one of the best initiatives to develop motorcycling within the area. To have the ability to see these initiatives grow to be a actuality for Latin America fills us with delight and satisfaction, and we’re positive they may show helpful for riders throughout the area.”
Antonio D’Angelo, GP3 Sport: “We couldn’t be happier with this challenge. That is one thing we’ve been engaged on for some time – to have the ability to unite 20 totally different international locations from throughout Latin America, giving riders the prospect to compete equally and supply totally different choices to permit them to succeed in the highest ranges of motorbike racing. It’s one thing distinctive. With the assistance of Dorna and FIM Latin America we will present all the mandatory instruments to be able to develop and develop Latin American riders.”