Applications for 2023 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup now closed

7 Jul 2022

The application period is now over, with hundreds of potential riders signing up for a chance to join the grid

Applications for the 2023 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup have now closed, and hundreds of prospective riders from across Asia and Oceania have put their names forward to join one of the biggest paths on the Road to MotoGP™. This year’s registration period ran from the 10th of June to the 10th of July, with potential ATC riders heading to to apply for the chance to get invited to the Selection Event.

Hundreds of riders from nearly 20 different countries applied for a place on the 2023 grid. Those applications will now be considered and the riders who will be invited to take part in the Selection Event at Sepang International Circuit on the 18th and 19th of October will be chosen. The list of riders invited to the Selection Event will be announced on the 11th of August 2022 at

At the Selection Event, the prospective new ATC riders will be put through their paces to test both their riding ability and their off-track approach and mindset. The final decision on who will join the 2023 ATC grid will then be made, and those selected riders will head into a winter programme of preparation to get ready to race.

Key dates

Confirmation: Applicants who will be invited to the Selection Event will be informed by the 11th of August (at

Selection Event: 18th and 19th October 2022

Dates and events are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.