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Sep 15, 2010

American Joe Roberts Makes Provisional Entry List For 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

The 19 riders (14 plus five reserves) chosen during the 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup selection event at Monteblanco. Photo by GEPA Pictures, courtesy of Red Bull.

Three days of intense track action at Monteblanco in southern Spain has resulted in 14 riders being invited to join the 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Riders from across the globe, from the Americas to South Africa, New Zealand and Malaysia to all over Europe had taken the Road to Rookies Cup and congregated for a fabulous experience in beautiful sunshine. The list includes riders from 15 nations from all continents.

Invited Riders from the Selection Event

Willi Albert (GER) Lorenzo Baldassarri (ITA) Scott Deroue (NED) Max Enderlein (GER) Aaron Espana (ESP) Amirul Hafiq (MYS) Andrea Migno (ITA) Joakim Niemi (FIN) Javier Orellana (GBR) Ivo Paixao (POR) Joe Roberts (USA) Kyle Ryde (GBR) Lukas Trautmann (AUT) Stefano Valtulini (ITA)

Reserve Riders

Kevin Argino (ITA) Max Fritzsch (GER) Jorge Martin (ESP) Renald Castillon (FRA) Matthew Davies (AUS)

Provisional 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Entry List

5 Philipp Oettl (GER) 7 Lorenzo Baldassari (ITA) 8 Amirul Hafiq (MYS) 16 Andrea Migno (ITA) 17 Antonio Chiari (BRA) 18 James Flitcroft (GBR) 22 Aaron Espana (ESP) 23 Niccolo Antonelli (ITA) 25 Willi Albert (GER) 26 Deni Cudic (AUT) 27 Joe Roberts (USA) 34 Xavier Pinsach (ESP) 32 Max Enderlein (GER) 41 Brad Binder (RSA) 43 Stefano Valtulini (ITA) 47 Tomas Vavrous (CZE) 61 Arthur Sissis (AUS) 66 Florian Alt (GER) 67 Joakim Niemi (FIN) 69 Aaron Espana (ESP) 77 Kyle Ryde (GBR) 75 Ivo Paixao (POR) 89 Alan Techer (FRA) 95 Scott Deroue (NED) 99 Lukas Trautmann (AUT)

On a track little used for racing a short circuit was employed for the first 2 days so that everyone had a good opportunity to get to know both the track and the machines. With 50 riders running on each of the first 2 days the best 47 were then chosen to ride again on the 3rd day using a longer circuit variation.

With few falls a great atmosphere and enormous amount of fun spanned the event. Unfortunately not all can join the Cup and there were obviously disappointments beyond the invited 14 and 5 reserves.

These riders will join the 11 riders retained from this year's Rookies Cup field making it a 25 rider provisional grid for 2011.

Already the best young teenage riders in the world are looking forward to their chance to perform on the best Grand Prix circuits of Europe in front of their GP heroes, fans and the World's media.

More, from a press release issued by Red Bull USA:

Just a couple weeks after the thrilling conclusion of the 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, which saw American Jake Gagne win the championship, the official Selection Event was held over three days of intense track action at Monteblanco in southern Spain.

The Selection resulted in 14 riders being invited to join the 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, including one American, Joe Roberts. Riders from 15 countries from across the globe, from the Americas to South Africa, New Zealand and Malaysia to all over Europe had taken the Road to the Rookies Cup and congregated for a fabulous experience in the beautiful sunshine.

On a track little used for racing, a short circuit was employed for the first two days so that everyone had a good opportunity to get to know both the track and the machines. With 50 riders running on each of the first two days, the best 47 were then chosen to ride again on the third day using a longer circuit variation. With few falls, a great atmosphere and enormous amount of fun spanned the event. Unfortunately not all riders were able to join the Cup and there were obviously disappointments beyond the invited 14 and 5 reserves. These riders will join the 11 riders retained from this year's Rookies Cup field making it a 25 rider provisional grid for 2011.

Already, the best young teenage riders in the world are looking forward to their chance to perform on the best Grand Prix circuits of Europe in front of their GP heroes, fans and the world's media in the 2011 season.

Invited Riders from the Selection Event Willi Albert (GER) Lorenzo Baldassarri (ITA) Scott Deroue (NED) Max Enderlein (GER) Aaron Espana (ESP) Amirul Hafiq (MYS) Andrea Migno (ITA) Joakim Niemi (FIN) Javier Orellana (GBR) Ivo Paixao (POR) Joe Roberts (USA) Kyle Ryde (GBR) Lukas Trautmann (AUT) Stefano Valtulini (ITA)

Reserve Riders Kevin Argino (ITA) Max Fritzsch (GER) Jorge Martin (ESP) Renald Castillon (FRA) Matthew Davies (AUS)

Provisional 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Entry List 5 Philipp Oettl (GER) 7 Lorenzo Baldassari (ITA) 8 Amirul Hafiq (MYS) 16 Andrea Migno (ITA) 17 Antonio Chiari (BRA) 18 James Flitcroft (GBR) 22 Aaron Espana (ESP) 23 Niccolo Antonelli (ITA) 25 Willi Albert (GER) 26 Deni Cudic (AUT) 27 Joe Roberts (USA) 34 Xavier Pinsach (ESP) 32 Max Enderlein (GER) 41 Brad Binder (RSA) 43 Stefano Valtulini (ITA) 47 Tomas Vavrous (CZE) 61 Arthur Sissis (AUS) 66 Florian Alt (GER) 67 Joakim Niemi (FIN) 69 Aaron Espana (ESP) 77 Kyle Ryde (GBR) 75 Ivo Paixao (POR) 89 Alan Techer (FRA) 95 Scott Deroue (NED) 99 Lukas Trautmann (AUT)