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10 Jun 2022

Applications for the 2023 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup are now open!

Applications for the 2023 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup are now open. Prospective riders from across Asia and Oceania can now register online at for their chance to join the Road to MotoGP™, with applications open for a month before closing on the 10th of July.

The Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is a unique chance for riders from the region to race alongside MotoGP™ and WorldSBK as they continue learning their craft on the Road to MotoGP™. ATC riders compete on identical Honda NSF250R Moto3™ machines, creating an opportunity like no other to let their talent shine.

Enrolment and selection
Registration is now open at until 10th July 2022. Once prospective competitors have registered, their application will be considered by our panel of experts and they may be invited to the Selection Event, where the final decision will be made on who joins the 2023 grid.

The Selection Event will take place in Malaysia at Sepang International Circuit on the 18th and 19th of October 2022, ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix. There, our panel of experts will put applicants through their paces to assess each rider, with the best will be offered the chance to join the 2023 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and follow their Road to MotoGP™.  

Important information
Riders don’t need a minimum level of experience, but a certain level of skill must be shown. Previous experience may include dirt track, motocross, scooter or mini bike racing rather than road racing, but the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup is focused on searching for talent and potential, not experience.

Applicants must be born between the 1st of January 2002 and the 1st of March 2010.

The list of those chosen to attend the Selection Event will be published on the 11th of August 2022.  

Key dates
Registration opens: 10th June 2022 (online at
Registration closes: 10th July 2022

Publication of list for Selection Event: 11th August 2022 (

Selection Event: 18th & 19th October 2022, Sepang International Circuit*
*Dates, event, and the attendance of spectators are subject to the evolution of the pandemic and the approval of the corresponding Governments and authorities.