The FIM has announced the schedule for the second edition of the successful Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, which will feature 12 races over six double events held in five countries.
Following the selection event held at Sepang at the end of October the 22-rider line-up for the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup has been finalised.
After two intense days at the Selection Event for the second edition of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, held at the Sepang International Karting Circuit on Monday and Tuesday, the list of riders to be selected for participation has been published.
On Tuesday in Malaysia the second day of the Selection Event for the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup took place.
The selection process for the 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup began in earnest at the Sepang International Karting Circuit on Monday.
Japanese rider Kaito Toba has won the inaugural Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup after finishing third in the final race of the season at Sepang, whilst his main rival Yuta Date crashed on the first lap.
Malaysia’s Shafiq Rasol won the first of the two Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup races scheduled for this weekend at Sepang. Kaito Toba now leads the standings by two points from Yuta Date ahead of Sunday’s final race of the series.
Kaito Toba set the fastest time in qualifying for the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup at the Sepang International Circuit on Friday. Toba’s fellow title rivals Ayumu Sasaki and Yuta Date were second and fourth respectively.
This weekend at Sepang the inaugural Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup reaches its conclusion with the final two races of the competition, which commenced back in March in Qatar.
Race seven of nine in the 2014 Shell Advance Asia Talent cup was a struggle of titanic proportions, hard braking, creative lines and some tough passes kept the top riders bunched together to duke it out for the podium places.
As the sun began to set behind the high banking of the Motegi circuit, the qualifying session of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup got underway and track temperatures along the start straight began dropping rapidly as shadows crept across the track.
With two 30-minute sessions on the track today (Friday) the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup riders had plenty of time to learn the eight right and six left corners of the 2.9 mile Twin Ring Motegi circuit.
The 22 riders of the 2014 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup will head for Motegi for their seventh race of the year, coinciding with the MotoGP™ World Championship’s visit to the Japanese venue.
A total of 174 candidates have been invited to the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2015 Selection Event to be held at the Sepang Circuit, on 27th and 28th October.
As the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup continued in Malaysia on Sunday, it was Sasaki who clinched a first ever victory on Norrodin's home patch. In the meantime, championship leader Date crossed the line sixth which tightened up the championship battle.