This Bike Is Ridden By Shell Advance Asian Cup Talented Riders Similar As Redbull Rookies Where KTM RC 250 Used. The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (SAATC) is an exciting competition, which acts as a feeder series to promote the best young talent from world of motorcycle racing. The project started in 2014 and aims to give riders from the Asian and Australian regions a formal path into competitive road racing. The Cup is led in-part by renowned and successful talent scout Alberto Puig, who has been responsible for developing such talents as Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, and who is also the leader of the successful MotoGP™ Academy. The competition sees Asia’s stars of the future participate in a twelve race championship held over 6 rounds during the year, with all of the riders on homogenised Honda NSF250R Moto3™ bikes. Run by Dorna, who not only run the MotoGP™ World Championship but also the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, and who co-organise the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the competition will help to shine a spotlight on the most talented young riders from the regions. The young prospects who made it through the pre-selection process that took place at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit in October, will get to race in Thailand (Chang), Qatar (Losail), China (Zhuhai), Japan (Motegi) and Malaysia (Sepang). The races will either take place during MotoGP™ and WSBK rounds at the aforementioned circuits, or in separate independent events organised just for the championship. The season started in February at Sepang with a two-day test where the riders from Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Australia, India and Turkey took on the demanding 5.5 km circuit for the first time on their new Honda NSF250R Moto3™ bikes, which they will race this year in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup. Already the SAATC has produced some great talent, the 2014 winner, Kaito Toba, has shown incredibly well on the world stage. In 2015 he competed in both the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Championship, remaining in both for 2016. In just the second race of the 2016 CEV championship, Toba took Japan’s first ever Moto3™ win in the CEV. Ayumu Sasaki, the 2015 SAATC champion, followed a similar path to Toba as he too is campaigning in both the Red Bull Rookies and CEV in 2016. He was third overall in the 2015 Red Bull Rookies. In the final round of the 2015 CEV season the Japanese rider participated as a Wild Card and he burst onto the podium in his first race. Both Toba and Sasaki are joined in the Asia Talent Team in 2016 by Kazuki Masaki, Andi Izdihar and Nakarin Atiratphuvapat as they seek to deepen their racing knowledge by competing in the most competitive domestic championship in the world. Masaki and Izdihar are also fighting for the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup championship, each a title contender. Ai Ogura will be supplementing his SAATC duties with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2016. In 2015, Toba was joined in the Asia Talent Team by Adam Norrodin. The Malaysian moved directly into the World Championship for 2016 with the Drive M7 SIC Racing Team and battled for the podium in Argentina.
This Bike Also Has 'RW' Variant For Moto 3 Class.
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