The grid for 2023 can now be revealed, with nine returning riders joining the rookies
The full 2023 Entry List for the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup can now be revealed, with a 20-strong grid ready to take on a new-look calendar this season. Nine riders return to the ATC, seven from the class of 2022 and two from 2021, and they’re joined by 11 newcomers chosen at the Selection Event at Sepang International Circuit last October. There are seven countries represented in 2023: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar and Thailand.
The returning riders include the likes of 2022 runner up Shinya Ezawa of Japan and fellow Cup challenger Veda Pratama of Indonesia, who will likely head into the year as favourites. 2022 rookie race winner Amon Odaki also returns, as well as the likes of podium finishers Hamad al-Sahouti from Qatar and Reykat Fadilah of Indonesia. With a host of fast faces returning, there is a perfect benchmark for the 11 newcomers to prove their speed in 2023.