Great news for aspiring MotoGP™ riders from 13 to 20 years of age! The ultimate talent contest for young Asian motorcycle riders is ready to recruit the stars of 2015.
The 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (SAATC) application period will open soon and talented young riders are being invited to apply for selection, with candidates from Australia and New Zealand also eligible for participation for the second staging of the competition.
The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, currently in its inaugural season, will begin accepting applications for the 2015 season through its official website www.asiatalentcup.com from August 1 till September 5, 2014. Riders born between 1st January 1994 and 1st February 2002 are eligible to apply.
This was officially announced at a ‘buka puasa’ reception hosted by Shell Advance for the seven Malaysian riders participating in this year’s Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup and their families. At the reception, Shell Malaysia handed out ‘duit raya’ and hampers to SAATC riders Muhammad Shafiq Rasol, Muhammad Helmi Azman, Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam, Muhammad Shafiq Ezzariq, Nazirul Izzat Muhammad Bahauddin and brothers Muhammad Adam and Muhammad Ibrahim bin Norrodin.
Also present at the reception was Sepang International Circuit Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Razlan Razali and Moto3 riders, Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Amirul Hafiq Azmi. Datul Razlan took the opportunity to give a pep talk to the Malaysian riders ahead of the second half of the season that will resume on September 19 – 21, 2014 with Round 5 in Sepang. Thereafter, three more races remain – Round 6 in Motegi, Japan, on October 10 – 12, and Round 7 and 8 in Sepang on October 24 till 26 in conjunction with the 2014 Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP. (more…)